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Full text of "The emigrant mechanic [microform] : and other tales in verse, together with numerous songs upon Canadian subjects"

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Emigpant iXlechaniG, 



— AND 



OTHER T^LES 



IN VERSE, 



— TOGETHER WITH- 



NumeroLis Songs upon Canadian Subjects, 



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TXIO^vdl^^S COTXT-HEnX?, 



THE BRANTFORD TiNSMlTH RHYMER. 



PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO. 



JACKSON, MICH : 

DAILY CITIZHN BOOK AND JOU PUINTING HOUSE, 

1884. 






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PREFACE. 



The Autlior of tliis voluino does not fi'i-l iiiucli apoloijv 
iioc'(.'ss;ir\ tor its piihlicatioii. though tlic world is alii':id\- 
lloodt'd u ith R!i\ inc, upon almost c\(.t\ c-oniti\ anlc sul)jcct, 
and most of it ot' a \i.'i\- nu'dioeiv charactLT. 

Th()u<ijh liviuL;- l)iit a slir)rt timr u])on a IJusli I'aim, m\ 
(.'xpLTicncc's WL-if of sncli a |trartieal nalmr a-- to (.■iitilk- me to 
spiak with L-ontldcauv on man\ rural matters. TIr- ii'lit^ious 
opinions s,) frcciucntU' and ^tron^h c'\pi(.'ssi'd are tin- result of 
a eaiet'ul studv of (loiPs Word, and 1 lei-l that tor them no 
apolo^v is neeessar\-. 

'l^) learniuijf I make hut the most slcndei' ])ieteutions. 
Hoin in one of the huml>lest ranks in lite, and .^oiuL;- to m\ t rade 
at the eommeui-ement of m\ /r<//s, rnd working- lon^' weaiv 
hours for seven veais at that trade, I t'ourid Httle opportunitv 
of attainiui^- anvthin^- like prolieiene\ in liti.-rar\ eomposition. 
Manv of nn minor ])ieces have already seen thi' li'^ht m loeal 
and other newspapers, ete., and aetin^' on the adxii e of se\eral 
literarv friends I have at last Ljatliered nn principal poems 
toj^ether in a permanent form. Should this effort not meet 
with public favor, the offense — it such it be — is not likelv to 
be repeated, as I am now o\er sixtv-Hve vears of ay-e. Manv 
of the productions of my humltle Muse were conceived, and 
in a ^reat measure comi^osed, while working at the bench — ^to 
which I am still confined, in order to provide for my family's 
needs. 



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If the ;i(l\ii.c' i)t l'u|)i' ti> siiiiif of thf l<li\iiur> of his il;i\ 
\s;is iii'L'dt'iil, \i/., "to kc'tp tlii'ir (.ffiisiniis tor ,s<':vy/ ycii/s,'"' 1 
cm s;i\ triiK most ot" miiu' have liccii Ui|)t lli:it pniod iirarU 
tour liiufs ovff. I would not \\;i\c i\)v rc;idLT im;i'4iiU' th;it 
thf\ liavi- iic'C(.'ss;iril\ iriowu l>ctti'r In hi'iu^r on tlu- slult"; -till 
this lias afforded an opjxntnnitv t'of polishinjj ihiiii U[) in some 
nH'asmi'. 

I ma\ t'nrthcT sav mv " I'^ni^^rant Mechanic" was ncarU 
Df ([uitf linishid hi-foie Mr. MiLathlan's " ICmij^rant '^ was 
pnhlishc'd, and hcforc I had e\iT hiard of "■TIk' { . II.," a 
heautifnl and \cy\ intei'estiiiL;" l".miL;raiit poi-m li\ Mr. Ki-ths, 
of NiaLfara, 

M\ warmest thaid<s aie due the i<e\. W. W. Smith, <if 
Newmarket, Ont., for his kindness in inidertakin'^ the pnpa- 
ration of tiiese pa^'es for the press. Also for man\ \aiuahle 
emendations. 

Sueh as the\' are I -end forth m\ nnlearne<l rhsnies, widi 
the earnest j)raver that thev niav lienelit the readei" as mueh 
as the\' have l)enetltted mi-, foi" I can sa\ in the words of 
ColeridLfe, " Poetry has heen to me its own eseeedin;^ i^reat 
reward." 

TiioM \s C<>wiii;ii I). 

Hrantford, Ontario, Januarv, |SS_(. 



CONTENTS. 



Tin: I'.MH.KA \ r Miaii.wu : 



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iJn.'k 1 5- 14 

Iiilrndiu liuii. l!iitli|il.ii I- (if the Mci li;iiii( . Alllii linn ut llu (au\ 
ily. Di-atli 111' Mnthir ;inil two Sistirs. I;illii r'> m i .mil iii.mi:ii;i-. 
I'.iiiiilv triKlilii'li. N'<nilir> llicni^'lits anil iVrlinijs in viLraiti l>> it. 
I'larts \i>itiil: C'rossllnvaili.-, I lulrrlianinv, I.aKi- \\ imli riii -ic', 
Kslhwaitc. Itiiiili'iil^. I'orllf TasUs. I'oiuliisinn. 

IJiM.k II 14- JJ 

.\ililrr» III OiiMicstic Hli:.>. It> it\lliu-nrf mi S('iii'l\. I'rinripal 
sniini' friMii wliicli it s|ii'int;>. \ i/.. ' nniunal iininri. I.iitlilullv 1 lur 
i>luil. An a|i|n il 'o l*.ni-tit> a.nil l.awuivirv on tin- >iil'if( I. 
\\ II. mam's tiainiii); iinilir il> intliunri'. Dillii iillir- in |iii)rui in;' 
a tradr. Siuct-ss .it last. Krlliitii)ns un. anil tiuiiiir.ii;t iintil^ In, 
siiih Irailes. '^l■ll1|)lalion^ aiul trials. .Xniiilntfs. .\p|Ka! In 
.\Iaslirs ami otluis. Narrow rsrapi' IVoiii a lul-lliroal. Imirl 
sliip anil its riinsri|iu-nrrs. C'nni Insion. 

li.x.k III 2.V- .^2 

llolidavs. Tlu' Srlioolho "■^ anliri|'atinMs in rc^janl to tluiii. 
Improper use niaile ot" s'lili limis In -niiii' apprrnlii rv. l-.vil 
lonsfipii'ni'f of llifir rmiilurt. An Appial to tluiii on llu- Miliji rt. 
'I'liu sail t;iU' lit" yoiiny Dayiourl .\ililriss to Liquor. Its r\il-.. 
Wji.i.iam's lioliilay ramhiis. I-.tlliir's Uirtliplacc. 'I'rajfir si inc 
llicri.-. h'arkton Knot, (ilanir liaik to (iraiullallicr. i ti-. loin-^ 
'ri'inperani'L' movciiu'nt. \'isil of a man Iroiii I'anail.i. Ili'^ 
account of iIr* country. Its consc(pii-iici->. W'lia iam's t.i^lc in 
books. Uural raiilliU's on business, Ut'tlcrtions on crucltv to 
animals. IU'trospcc'ti\L* irlancc. Conclusion. 

Hook IV . 33- 41 

.\iUlrcss to tin* Sacri'il Scriplurcs, ylancinj^' brictU at their \ arious 
ixicllincics. WiMiAM bcriimcs a C'liristian. His ri'ct pliiin into 
a church. DitVcrcnt \ic\vs of thintjs alter conversion. X'oici- of 
Nature heard in (iod's praise. Wonders why Man is so baik- 
ward in this. Discovers reasons in Man's inbred cnrruplion. 
temptations, etc. Salvaticm all of (irace. The b.uuibliny nature 
of this truth to Man's pride, but the security it affords believers. 
Its effects on him. Fresh Love-trials, t'onseiiuent resoliuions. 
Sabbath morning walk. Church bells. \'isit to Farm-house. 
Family worship, (jlance at what England owes to prayer. 
Sunday- School teaching-. Other exercises on that day. Their 
influence on him. Prepares to einignite. Parting scenes, etc. 
Embark at I-iverpool. 



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Hook \' \2- 51 

Aililrrs-. til I'liiillturir. Ktlli({r;ifits ri'.ii li llir M.i, I'lirtuill l.i 
I'.nul.iiiil. Wu.l jam's t'in|iliiMiii'iil>' oil Imanl. Slnnii lU-i lilnd, 
Ui Ml li II. ink- lit Nru I°iiiiikII;iiiiI. I'i'uuy Wia'lur. Irilnins >.iin. 
I.ariil -nil. Iliiiiyi.iiit'- jiiv. Nliip -|ii>krtl. t'rii>- (tiill nl St. 
I.ii« rtni r. ICiitfi UImt. Siiiury, I'-tr. .Nrrivr bituri' t|iiitui-. 
Til MoiitriMl. Thi'iui' liy OtI.nva in Kinu-lmi. I lutin- tn ll:iiii 
ilton. Si'ltli- near Hr:iiitl"i>ril mi .1 Itu-li t.inn. SliitI- lor lurnitiirr. 
William's narrow I'svapc licmi iK.illi in li'Kuintt. Hi- nli-li i.l' 
Uiisli sitflitii anil -iMinil-. W'.inl- ,1 roMi{iaiiiiin Ui'MjInlioii- 
loriiicil ami ki |it. Kiinark- inriili nl to it. i'oiuhi^ion. 

I'x.ok \I 52- 64 

Adilress to Hiiral Lite. l.ouKinif Mri iIi'miIIhiI. TIh- Ii.i-i. 
I<OBIfi'rs' ji-.st.- atui otliiT iiuiiUiits. Uiitnintf loi{ ln.a|i-. I.ouU' rs' 
SoM>f. Wit.i.lAM's thoiijTJit* anil iiiiploytnfnts in .\iitiiinn. 'I'lif 
.\iitiiiiinal irarl) ol trei's. Ui'llntion- ronmitiil tlnn witli. Tlii' 
raiiiil\"s Saliliathilay I'liiployiiifn;-. liruiiiiiinn ol ilun haul- 
-liips. WiiiiAM liavrs till' luivh lor villaiji' lilf, ImiI -onii 
rtliini-. I'.itlKr's narrow isiapf IVoin In inn rni-luil. Wiiitrr 
I'liiployini'iit-, I'ripaiations lor -ii;;ai' ill ikini;. I'roi is- iliMrilitil. 
Siiuarir-' Soii^. (.'oiitiusion. 

Hook \"1[ 64- 7S 

.\ililriss to .Miiiiory. Sprinn tiiiu' ilc-i ril'iil. riioii);hts ami l.iii- 
lii-s lonnt'itud with it. Hiiilil a lot; liani. Spriny tiiipliiyiiiint.s. 
Ini'itasi' ol' trials. Wiii.ixM'.s -ii kntss. III- -oiiy on Chris- 
tian Warfare. (Jooil to hiMi-iH IVoni il- roiiipo-illon. I.iavrs 
ISn-h lor villajif ayain. TinkiTs in llu' roiiiilr\, 'rhouyhls ami 
tW'llnus in loniifrlioii with it. I'liailus in pulilic iiiiiUr piriiliar 
I'imiinstanrrs. Introilni ril lo his rnlinc lathrr-in-l;iw"s I'amilv. 
N'isits tlii'ir lioiisi-. lii'i i-ptlon. Disiription ol" his I'lit'iri' will' 
ami sisters. .Xncrilolc. Idiiinunivs Imsiiuss. Visits the Sl.itis 
to Iniy tools. Tikis Niagara in his way. Si'cncrv ahim I.rwis- 
ton. l-'irsl -iyhl 111 liapiils. Ofllir I'alls. Sonij to tluaii. ton. 
rhision. 

Hook N'llI .- 79- y-! 

Aililriss to Ilopi'. Its lii'iu'lils lo Wil.l.iAM. (.'oiiiiiK'mrs Im-i- 
nuss. Manmr nl lonihirliny; it. 'Ihinks aya.ii ol Matrimony. 
Shop ilfsrrihi'il. ImonvinirniTs in it. .\n imiiUrit. Disrourayi'- 
incnts in trailc. C'oinpi'nsation lor thcni in visits to his iiitcmUil. 
.\ rmthir ^lami' ol hir. riic hiiiiic proviiU'il lur. .Marria^f. 
.\ pii|) at their home aftcrwanl. Koneil to leave it. A seioml 
I110M-. .\ I,ove"s pledge. Iinminenl peril of the wite. l'nha|)py 
conilition ol lirsl-liorn. Church matters. \Vii.i.i.\m'.s trials Irom 
Temper, etc. C'ontimied success in business. Tinsmith's Sonjj. 
His lonf^ sickness and support under it. DutituI conduct of 
.\pprintice. Wife's seltsacriiices and matrnnlv man ifjement. 
Cooi'EK's jrratitude to her for it. Continued I'oetical predilictions. 
\'isits with his wife the Falls of Niagara. Family increase. 
Troubles in church affairs. Excommunication. Fresh church 
connection. Troubles arise afresh. Death of wife. William's 
himent. Conclusion. 



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\ViIli;im and AiiK'li.i 9,^- 

M\ (Jjir.liii - I<M- 

'I'lir I luln IjU''- I );m;4litrrV .\|)|)i;il to 111 t I'iitlK'f. . u/)- 

Til tlu- L'liililii'ii in Mr-. I);i\\ Sihool 

Sitii;.j to |{i;intloi(| . iKi 

'I'o I'.lilui nmiilt IIJ 

'l"o a X'lok't 

I'.iiiina, tlu- Tiiiki'i's I )aii'4liti'r iiS 

To iii\ lallii-r, sii|)poM<l to 111' (l\iiij^- (_•() 

(hW- to I'laii- 1.*^- 

Staii/as sii^i^i'stid 1)\ a I'liiU'i al . . '-'y- 

Ac ut» in ^: 

I. To Mr. |. 1' - 11, Mi^'-ouri 

II. To m\ lCl(k"'-t Son, in sfvcif sickness 

III. A Trihnti' to tiif ?.Icinor\ of Jolni Dent.. 

Ini])i oniptii : To j. \\ — t 

An Aililifss to l)ranttoni 

Stan/as on Si'c-in;4- tiic "llnron" Loconiotiw 

Tilt' Voiinn' Motlui's \ision.. . 

vStan/as to tlic Aiithof of "Liltk' Kai^i^cd Ned". 
'• 1 Saw a \'outliful Mother Lie" 



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l'\\.Mii.N Tiix i;s: 

'l"o in\ HcioNfd Wife. 

To niv I )au,L;litc r Mar\- Ann, Asleep. 

'I'o i:ilen and Willie.. .... 

To Mr. and Mrs. C. Batty 

To mv Infant Annie 

Stan/as in Menioiv of ^Viinie 

To Mis. II. P)attson 

To Mr. and Mrs. W. Hatty 

I'ireside Tlion^hts of Aim 

To mv Brother James 

To mv Daiujfhter Ellen 



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Murder Will Out, or the Power of Conscience 13S- 

TiiK F.Miiii iL Pastok: 

Pt)ok I 169-204 

IJook II 204-240 



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M IM 1. 1. 1. A MOOTS P()i;.Ms: 



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U'liiu and litT Pi't Laml) 241-J44 

To a \'lt\ Tall Simtlowci: 241.-24^ 

Hirtlalax Th()ii<^Iits and Aspirations 24^-247 

Soiijf to the Lily of tlic X'allcy 247-248 

''Daisy, I Have Sou-ht for Tlicc" 24S-249 

The ChaiiDs of juwc 2.^9-2^0 

To Dr. I. ay cock 2^0-251 

Vo Mr. Cc/tr/i?<7'(/, from Dr. Laveock. 2^1-2^2 

To Ml. JaiucsC — t 2^2-2^3 

To the Christians of IJrantford .... 2S}-2^t 

To the Same... 2^^-256 

X'erses Written Imnicdiatelv after Keadint;- lloraee 

Smith's " Baehelor's Fare". ... 256-257 

Stanzas on the I'\'arfnl Strii^ole in I^nrope, 1.S5.1 25S-259 
Lines Written on the Moinin<:^ of the Dreadful 

Fire. Mareh 9, iS:;| 259-260 

'1%) the Re\. J. W. and his IJride 260-261 

.Stanzas on hearing" an Anetioneei (|iicte Seriptnre 261-262 

Winter's Ravai^es; An Aj)j)eal 262-26.1. 

A Canadian Xalional Soiii^ 264-265 

A Call to the Soiree 266 

An Address hy the Memhers of the Institute at 

the Soiree 267 

Alcohol's Anaij^nment and Doom 26S-269 

To Mr. James Woodvatt 269-271 

On hearinj^- of Dr. O'Carr's Death 271-272 

Stanzas sii;j^<;^ested h\ the Railway Accident at 

Desjardin's Canal 273-274 

To the ^Memory of Dr. Laycock 275-276 

Soiii;- of the Canadian Cradler 276-277 

Stanzas to Rey. J. H. IloxyanI and Family 277-279 

(jniml)linos .. 279-280 

\'erses on the Railroad .Accident near Copetown 280-282 
A Tribute to the Memory of Rey. Thomas Fa\y- 

cett 2S2-2S3 

A Trflntte to the Memory of Mr. Richard Folds 2S3-284 

To the Ilnmming IJird 2S4-2S5 






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CONTKNTS. 



IX 



To till' Saiiu- - 

I''irc' Snll>r 

Till- I'iii' Aliirm _ 

My Old Arm Chair 

A Triluiti.' to tlif HraxiTs ot' m\' Cousin, Mi^. '[', 

A. Cow hold _ 

Canadians' W'tK-oiiK- to the Prince of Wales.. 
IJraiitt'ord's Wflconu- to the Priiui- of Wales, 

1 860 . 

A Call for Help to (iarihaldi 

Lines suoirfsted h\ .Vczc I'ork Trihiiin'^s Ac- 

eoimt of Liiuohrs Departnri' tVoiii Sprini^lield 

for Washington 

"Sumter has Fallen, hut Freedom is Saved!'" 

SoiiLJ, '"Mn I.o\e is no (Ja\, Dashinj* Maid''.. 

The Sewin;^' .Nhiehine .,_ 

Tahhx and Tihhv . . 

Lines Composed at Mr. MeF^aitx's, West Mi;- 

souri 

I■^\MII.^ PiKc i;s: 

Lines to iii\ Mother 

To in\ \\ it'e 

To the Same. ... 

To my dear little Rovs, James, Christopher and 

A I i Ve( l._ __ 

To Alfred 

To Amelia 

To Frederic 

'I'o mv Dauijhter Ida 

To my \^'ire on the Thirteenth Aiiiiiversar\ of 

our Weddinjj^ Dav . 

To the Same (Twentv-fifth Anniversary). 

To the Same (Thirtieth Anniversarv) 

Fai<i.\vi;i.i, to my Haki' 



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On tiist |):i;4(.' in Ar^unH'nt, foi' " rinkTlKinow," ri.';i(l 
" I iiiU rl);n row ."' And a^jain at pai^c lo, cii^litli line from 
top, WA(\ '■"■ I ndcrhaiTow ." 

( )n pam' ^^, ninth line tVoin I'ottoni, (or " nci^lil'or," read 
'' nc'iijliliois." 

At ]yA\j;v ^^, sixtii line from toj), for "tlie^e sL•ia'nK■^,'" read 
'■ he scheme V." 

Ai pa^e -S^. second stanza of 'rinsmitlTs Sont;, sixth line, 
for "■liuttons,"" read "hottoms."' 

At paL;;e i,:;j. fouitli stan/a, for '• Mammon,"' read " mur- 
mur. 

At ])a;4e 190, eii^litv-sixth stanza, ^-ixth line, for " tlie\M 
hi-eii," read "tln'x had hei'n." 

ra!4e 19^, stanza yS, sixth line, for '"has led them," read 
-led •iiem;' 

l*a;4e JOJ, stanza i i, fouith line, tor "this authoritx ." read 
" I lis authorit\ ." 

Pa.He JfS, last stanza, third line of Lil\ ol" the N'alley, for 
'' hlossoms," lead "lessons." 

i'.ii^e 280, at the head of \ erses for Ca]>eto\vn read Cope- 
town. 

Pai^e 2S1, ei;4"hth stanza, third line, for "ere the day's 
dawn," read "ere dax's dawn." 

And next stanza hut one, first line, for "in ever\ car," read 
"■ is every car." 

l*a<j^e 2S2, in Trihnte, lit'tli stanza, last line, for " Xe^lect to 
tell me of (Jod's t^race," read " Xei^lect to tell of (iod's rich 
j^race." 

Paii^e 29^, in Address to Lincoln, sixth line, for "the 
iiumhle \ ictim," read " humliled victim." 

I'aiie 2^1, in I.a\- to Dr. La\cock, in fourth stanza sccund 
line, read "perfect health," instead of "peaceful health," 



THI-: EMIGRANT MHCHAXIC. 



A TALE OF IIIMBLE LIFE. 



'•'•Let not Ambition uiock tJuir uscfitl toil!'^ - (irav, 



IJOOK I. 



The AK<;rMK\r. — liirthphuc ol the NK-cliaiiic. Atllittioii 
of the family. Death ()f mother and two sisters. Tlie 
father's second iiianiafje. Family tradition. \'outh's 
thon>^hts and feelinj^^s in ret^ard to it. Places visited: 
Crossthwaite, L nderhanow, Lake \\ indermere, Esth- 
waite. Incidents, poetic tastes, etc. Conclusion. 



My harp awakes! And as 1 touch each strinj^j, 
The poor Mechanic ICmij^rant 1 sintj. 
Kiji^hteen eventful years, or rather more, 
Have tied since first he left his native shore- 
That nuich-lovcd shorel that dear old ICnglish honiel 
So oft regretted since first led to roam. 
My Muse, 'tis thine to J^ixe in artless la\s, 
A j^enuine history of his earl\ days; 
Make known the place where first he saw the liji^ht, 
Portray the scenes which pleased his boyish si'j^ht, 
Laifold his parentage, and backward trace 
Their line, descended from no common race; 
S})eak of his eagerness to learn a trade, 
Mark what proficiency in that he made, 
(jiance at his love scenes, and a lesson show, 
Which youths in general would do well to know. 
Fail not to tell how, in his eighteenth year. 



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lie (lid, ;is Clirhtlan^ ptiM'ulv appt-ar. 

Make known the cause tliat led him lu^^t to fei-l 

A stroiiLj' de'-ire to seek his tiiture weal. 

In emigration to that distant shoie 

^Vhel■e How <jjieat risers, and loml eataraets loar; 

Where ini^htv lakes alloid the tiilUst sc-opc 

For t'liture connneree, and the -et tier's hope. 

(jo with him to his home in the wild woods- 

Tiiat rude lo;^ eottaLje where he stored his '^oods; 

Paint faitht'ullv tlie seenes ihrouj^li which he passed. 

And how he settled in a town at last; 

What then hefel him in sueeessi\e \ears. 

Or au<^ht which to thee suitahle appears. 

To make his hisiors such as ma\ he read 

Hy hij^h-horn race, or lli(»se more low l\ hred. 

Let usefulness be still thv constant aim. 

Nor care a jot for merel\- worldly tame. 

Help me to seek, 1)\' constant, earnest pia\er, 

That (jod's approval he mv chiet'est care. 

Ami if a I'oet thou would'st wish to make 

Thy <^uide and pattern, gentle L'()Wi'i;i{ take. 

Thus, () my Muse! max we together spend 

v'^ome ha])pv hours, until mv task shall end. 

.\nd when "tis llnished, mav it ne'er he said 

That we a useless memoir 1 a\e displa\ ed. 



In the northwest of Eui^land's verdant isle. 

Where beauteous scenerv meet- one with a smile, 

W^here lakes and rivers burst upon the sii^dit 

And fill the mind with transports of deli<;ht. 

Where loft\ hills unite w ith lowlv dales 

To furnish matter for iustructi\e tales. 

There is a town, a \er\ ancient town, 

Which should enjo\ a share of hiLih renown. 

Mv nati\e place! I need not sink the luniie — 

Such act, sweet Kkndai.I thou mii^ht'st justK blame, 

A place so dear, I trust 1 still shall lo\e, 

WhereV-r I am, or wheresoeVr 1 ro\eI 

It has its site fast bv a pleasaiU stream. 

Beside whose lianks oin hero learned to dream. 

Tlioui^h ipiiet, it L!,a\e birth to manv a name. 

Which for »^o()d deeds obtained a moderate fame. 

Some few there were \vell skilled in Science deep. 

Who now within its several gra\e\ards sleep. 



nil', KMICK.WI MIA HANK 



Its oiKf-pnunl L':is|k- tlial in luin lies, 

TIr' liirtli|)l;R'f was <>t' one wlm li\i.'<l in risL- 

I'd (lUC'C'iiU slatf, and sji upon a tinoiif, 
Ai\(l IIh; fi;^htli lll.M.'N as licr lo.d to own. 
Witliin tliis tow II sonu- very liili hr'h li\t'; 
liiil uKiiiv nioii' who po\(.rt\ ivi.ci\r 
As thcii- low l>nthi iL;lit, with tlu' t"ull(.'st sliai 
( )t its attfudants, constant toil and cai\! 
TIk'sc' ott, tiion^di poor, in hont-sty may \ ir 
With most ot' those w ho hold their heads s( 
( )t' this laiLje class \onn}^ L'ooi'iat's parents 

To oeace ineliiu-d. thev heeded not thi' stir 



ln;4h. 
w ell.' ; 



W 



M nils laiLje ciass \onnj^ \_(;()i'i.i! s paienis 
I'o peace inclined. the\ heeiled not thi' stir 
rVhich pi'oiid Amhition's Notaries create 
To n'ain sneh olijects a- their pride may sjie. 

I'^er since tiiis lather was a litlie ho\ , 

Hard ont-door lahor did his hands emplov. 

The mother, too, to work was earl\ tan;L;lit, 

And take deli;;ht in what her liands had w roni^ht. 

This hard\ trainiii<i,- j)ro\ed ot" use to them, 

A hlessiiiii the\ did ne\ er once contemn; 

I'or 'twa- the means of i^ainin^ honest bread — 

^\nd on no other wonld lhe\ e'er he ted I 

In conise of time four children needed care, 

And claimed tVom them of food and clothes a share. 

Nor did the\ i^.ndi^e tiiein what lhe\ could alio 

l"or the\ had learned to li\e and.serxe the Lord 

Hut soon AHhction, w itli her \ isaj^e dire. 

Called them to pass throui^h puril'x in^;' tire! 

And tnst a smiling' i^irl was snatched awa\ — 

The mother next, to Death l)i'came a prev. 

The father, loo, was sick, i>\n\ laid aside 

For maiu weeks; thus soreU was he tried. 

^\non their pet, a lo\el\ infant, died, 

And she was laid h\ her dear mother's side. 

Such teart'ul strokes, to one in po\eit\, 

\\ ere hard to liear, as all ma\ clearh see. 

I5ut this poor iiK.n, all strong- in holv taith, 

Was led to take a jjioper \ iew of dealii — 

ICV-n to re<4ard him as an euenu 

(.'on<[uered In Ilim who died on CaKarv — 

And \ iew his lo\ed ones hut as <,rone lu-fore 

To Canaan's blest and trulv happy shore I 



Old 

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IIIK IMI(il{ \N r MIXIIWU. 



Kre \i>n<r the Lord a partner did prcpart' 

To aid tliis C'liri'-tiaii, and his sorrow shart.'. 

SIh' had t'oi' inaiiv years in service heen : 

Of careful hahits, in '^<hh\ pa\ I ween. 

And this enahled lier to la\ asidi- 

A ^oo(Il\ snni, and keep hii" needs supplied. 

This virtiions woman tlnis hecame "a irown" 

To that poor man, 1)\ trials well howed dow n. 

And hv her clexerness in honsewif'rv, 

W ith constant practice of econonn. 

The familv soon enjoved a 'greater shari' 

( )f honsi'hold comt'orts. ^nd had nuich less care. 



Tluis {.■a\\\ schooled, our William >,new apace, 
.And thouLfh still vounjr, wore oft a th()n<;htful face. 
IJ\ nature studious, and of readv turn, 
lie needful tasks most eai^erh- did learn. 
And heini^- iiu|uisiti\ e, 'twas jiis desire 
On winter nii^hts, and 1)\ their frut^al tire. 
That his dear father should to him make know n 
What kind of ancestr\ tiiev chanced to own. 
To this the fathei, with a smiliuLT f;i»-'t.'i 
Soon made repl\, "We spring- tVom iiohle racel 
Lon<^, loui^- a<;(t, f can in truth declare, 
A wandering- Minstrel \isited a fair. 
And there saw one of \ c'r\' nohle hlnod. 
Who liked him well and deemed his nnisic ^ood. 
The\ soon contrixed each others' minds to learn. 
And felt Loxe's Hame within theii' hosoms hurn; 
Hut knowin<^ well this would not he allow ed, 
Dist^uised, awa\ the\ lied amon<4'st a crowd. 
Soon the\ were fast in honest wedlnck tied; 
And thus the Minstrel ;^ained a lo\el\ hridel 
\ et were tiie\ destmed not to li\e in peace- - 
For Elli:\'s hrother xowed he would not cease 
To search for them through all the counlr\- wide. 
And (|uick return with ICllkn at his side! 
Lon<j^ time he searched, then LjaNC them up tor lost, 
And proved his hoastin<^ vain, unto his cost. 
F?ut on one ni,<^ht he, w'ear\ , sad and taint, 
I'^spied a house, and to that h(<use he went — 
Just reached the threshold, and sank down (piite spent. 
The fair \-ouniLj mistress, with a piteous eye. 
Beheld the man, and feared that he would c'ie. 
She loosed his vest, then laid his bosom haix, 
And spied a mark which well mi*^ht make her stare. 



rill'. KM U.HANI MKlMAMt. 



It was luT ImoiIktI anil Ikt ni'iitli- lu-ait 

Willi l(>\t.' (»\'rt1i)\\ I'll to ait a sisit-r's pari. 

Mip>l (.'ariR'sl I'llDrls (|ui(.k thf man iistoivil, 

Anil i",i.i.i:N tc'lt must ^raU'tiil to tlu' Lniil. 

She, liillv lonscions ui" -Ir'ut ricliliuU', 

C i'nl"i'ssi.'il hiT Uinilifil, ami tor paiilon suid. 

'I'lir astonislu'il InotluT ilaspni her in his anus; 

Their eail\ lo\e atVesh theii" spirit warms, 

Anil all his hatii'il \er\ Mion ili^aini'-. 

This Minstrel, with his loNfly ICi.i.i.v, were 

()nr aneestiMs, a-- \ on ma\ well inter." * 

N oun>4' C'<ioi'i-.i< luaril, ami loulil not \s ill lonieal 

Some stirring" thouji^hts that he hi^an to feel. 

lie still was ot" a \ er\ teniler a<^e: 

Far, tar too \onn;4 to teel Amhitioirs ra^e. 

Mut he hail hearil ot" Dukis, ami ICarls, ami I^ords, 

Ami all the splenilor w hiih their rank alForils; 

Ilail seen in prints lluir eastles ami their halls; 

llail heard ot' ser\ants who ohexeil theii" calls; 

Ot' their vast parks, well lilleil with iiohle deer, 

'I'heir tahles loaded witii the l)est ot" cheer; 

Ot' horses, carria,<;"es, and tleetest hounds, 

And cattle t'eedin<4 o\er all their j^rounds; 

Ot' gardens filled with precious fruits ami flowers. 

And of sweet music to he<^uile their hours; 

j-'ancied their mansions full of lo\el\ <;irls, 

With heauteous eves, and richlv How in*^ curls; 

in short, conceived that these men were no less 

Than miyhtv lords whom ever\ e\e --hould hless. 

.\nd 'twas no wonder if in reverie 

'i'his hov iudulj^ed w ith 'greatest tVecinencx . • 

I)Ut \ears tiew hv, with all their constant care, 

New hopes, new scenes, and feelin<^s of despair. 

lie ownini^ still a constitution weak. 

Would l)etter health in chaui^e of air ott sei-k. 

At times like these, hi> seconti mother's care 

Did send him forth v ith relatives to fare. 

And then sweet Crossthwaite, w ith its paper mill, 

Its prettv hrooks, and manv a trickling rill, 

With dearest pleasure would his hosom fill. 

Deep j^ratitude impels him now to pa\ 

* In proof that tlif above Ifjjfiul lias some (bunclalioii in fact, I may state that one ot 
my htro's cousins in Knt;hintl has a ^oUl hfailc<l cane, and another a splendid jas|ier 
snuft box, both said to have been left bv the partv who came to seek the runaway lady. 



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If) I III. I'M K.I! \ \ I MI.( II \ NIC. 



A triliutf <liK- to iiliitivL's, and s:iv 
That piiiiT kmilnc'NS i-ould n<it l>i' di^-plav (.d 
'I'll aii\ niK' will "(.'i-dcd ff'-ciidlv aid, 
riuiii tlH'\ -till sh(,\vc-(l to him whik- living thciv, 
As lliiii uwii child, lu' did tlicir iLfoodiu'ss shari'. 
DiMi", a'^id iVinidsI '_',riiu |)iatli ha-' laid sou low. 
And \ on no inoic' to him ran Uindncss show I 

( )lUn tin siinri\. fair I ndcrlKirrow, 
1 his tlu'iii'd his spirit and dispclK-d his soiiow I 
'rh\ ha/fl (.-opsc's. and tin ru;4L;i(l -Sraitr, 
With s cllow -hloiimin;^ whins, haw haiiishcd till" 
All thoUL;"hts ot' his poor, weak and sjckh tVanu', 
And raised his lo\c' ot" Naliiif to a tlanu'I 
\ is, (itU'ii now, thiuiLt'h hviip^ o\t the sia. 
And main xcais lia\c tied since he -aw thee. 
Dear Mi'inoix hrin^s th\ earh eharms to view. 
And ill their pleasui'es to his mind sftan new I 
A^aiii, Irish sciiies would his attention eraxi'. 
lA")! nohle W'indirmere, with ripi)lin;4' wa\e; 
And iVeipientK he crossed o'ei' its shoit t'eiTV, 
In huL;e tlal-hi.ats, or pleasant sailniL;- w h,en'\ , 
And ■ lewed, well pleased, its main lo\el\ isles. 
Clot, ed with lich \erdure and sw I'ct Sunnnei's smiles; 
Or watched the iishes, dartim^- to and tVo. 
As «)\-r its cr\ stal wa\es the hoal would j^o; 
Ami still rememheis thosi- rich wooded hills, 
While deep emotion all his spirit thrills. 
Sometimes tired Nature would assert her sway, 
Then '^looiin thoughts rose nj) in dark array; 
He thus would wander, weary and alone, 
T.isteninLi- the breezes in their litful moan. 
As in their anyer thev swept throuj^h the woods. 
While thunder-clouds sent down their copious Hoods, 
And ask himself, in liitteniess of soul. 
Win he his dcstiin could not control: 
\\'\\\ some were wealthy, and could take their ease. 
And ridi' ahout w here\er the\ should jilease? 
While he, poor lad, on foot his weary way 
Kept ploddin'4' still, till nearU' closi' of da\ I 

At other times a ])leasan1 lodjj^e was seen. 
Where lite seemed spent in liappiness serene; 
Its <r|-;tceful lawn, its tiardens and its tields, 
.Spoke loudK' of the comfort nioi/cy xields; 
And oft he \ainl\ ilreamed that lie possessed 



I 111. KMH.IJ AN I Mi;i II AMI . 



I I 



|«iisl -lull ;i li'HiK', ;in(l witli siuli lointnrts lili-,|. 
Swrit (l;i\ -(liv.iin- tiK'-M-, (|iiili.' rii'(|iuiitl\ iiidiilmd ; 
'I'nu oft, ;il;isl wcif i\\\ hi> lliuii^lit- (li\ hIj^ihI, 

lUt'iiri- him soon inoii- ili;irmiii"4 \ it-ws ;iri>it', 

I-iii lumtiiiLC -tTiH's iiii'c't i'\ ir\ \\ lu-iv liis f\i-s. 

SfL- Liiw \\ (iixl Imi, I -wt'i't, -tTlii<li(l -pot, 

Most liivi'U -ij^lil. iii>t -Moii lo In- I'ofj^Otl 

It -tjiid- upon till' iu;ii<4in ot' the lake — 

Ami of it .ill thin;4- roiiiid i(iiis])ii r In make 

A man-ioii -iii.h a- poet- ui'll miulil choose — 

l''it hahilalioii tor the hea\en-horii Mii-i-I 

Well niii^ht he liiimr with eiitiaiuH'd deli^lit, 

'riiounh Sol ^ave wariiiiiL; of' a])pioaehiiii^ iiii;ht. 

Aroii-id hy thi-. eie loiiLC '!•■' forward hied 

To tliat -mall \illam' -till ealli-d Amhlesidc. 

\\'e MOW aL^aiii \sill eio— with him the lake, 

And theiiee the load that lead- to llawk-head take; 

There l-'sthuaite water oil a Miialler seale 

I'nfold- lu'r heaiilie-. to adorn m\' tale. 

She, like a mirror, on her -il\er\ face 

RcHects the man-ion- that her mai'^in- ;j;M'aee. 

Tho-e mansion- fair are -een on e\er\ hand, 

(What may not wealth, in sueh a plaee, eommandr) 

And mark their ow iier- men of wealth and taste; 

Not miserly, nor \ et inelined to u a-te. 

Near this -mall lake doe- a rude hamlet stand. 
In whieh there dwelt a poor, hard-working- hand. 
The parent-, hoth, were well ad\aneed in aije, 
•And yet, from kindne— , the\ at onee enL^ao;e 
To J4i\e this youth a weleome to their hoard. 
And all the eomlort- that their means allord. 
To see him happy wa- their chief desire, 
Whieli did his sonl with Lfratitude inspire. 
They now are dead! Oh, mav tiieir ashes rest 
In peace, and still their memories be blessMI 
Wii.i.iAM ott thinks of all the pleasant scenes 
He there enjoyed Itefore he reached his trcus ; 
AjuI well remembers how he loved to stray 
Wy that pure lake, soon after break of day. 
'Twa- at such time, that once he chanced" to spy 
A splendid pikr upon the beach ipiite dr\ . 
He \iewed the prize; it had not Ioiiilj been dead, 
.\s he well knew by lookiiiij at its head. 
Surprised, he gazed about, on every hand, 



12 TItK KMK.U.WI M Kill A Nil'. 



Hut '^Mw iiu Mitil ii|)i>ii tlu' lake <)r hiiid; 

'riii'ii tliniii^lit, siuii' ii<» iMU' rami' the fish to ilaini, 

Take it lie ini>i;lit, and vet rneiir no Manie. 

This si'tili'd III his mind, wilhont dela\ 

lie s(i/f(l tlif lish, ai\<i eanied it away. 

When he reailu'd home, iViends thon<;ht it would he hest 

'(iain«>t noon-lidi' hour to ha\i' it nieely diessi-d. 

i?nt laiidor now ohlii^es me to sa\, 

That iIk- ri;4hl ow lUT soon appiaied Me\t da\ ; 

Willi s.iid hi' lateK eannlit a nohle pike, 

And laid it laii'liilh heside a dyke; 

lint, whiK- he wen! still I'arlher up the lake, 

To draw some lines, and other fishes taki', 

A <lo<f, oi' person, had purloined that one: 

A loiisin told liini Will, llu' iWi'A hail done! 

Told how 111' lirounlit to them, with hoyish *;lee, 

As line a pike as e\ iT one eonld s^el 

Tills heaid, the loser took it in ^oud part, 

iCnjo\ed the joke, and showed a kindly heart. 

Hail, human kindness! Oi'teii ha\e I heeii 
liulehted to llue lor s;niie pleasiiii^ scene; 
Althonj^h our raee have sadly talleii low. 
Thou still appeaiest like the liea\enly how. 
Amidst the storms of human passion now; 
And where, dear Anj^el, thou art to he t'ouiid, 
Sweet peace and lomfort How to all around! 

An iiuident I now would introduce 

Which ma\. ])erchance, he now and then of" use 

In leadiiii; voutlis to tjreater caret'ulness, 

When to sweet pleasure they themselves address. 

Near ICsthwaite's toot exists a lonely spot, 

Named h\ the country people "The Priest's Pot"; 

A straiii^e, deep hole, with crystal water filled, 

Hv land surrounded which was never tilled; 

Of spon<^\ text'ire, vieldiiii^ to the foot — 

(^uite full of daiiiLjer is this marshy spot. 

To this place Wll.i.iAM once a tishin^j \ ent. 

And, ere his patience was completely spent, 

Took up a fresh position; hut, alas! 

His t'oothold proved hut little else than <;rass. 

While sinkiiij^ fast he, with a Hutterinj^ heart, 

Gave one (juick sprintj and reached a firmer part. 

This proved a lesson which he ne'er forj^ot — 

He visited no more that dreaded spot. 



nil. I.MK.U.WI MI.CIIAMC. 



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lii-f'oii' tin- lime, t"i>r w;iis, lu' wnil to ■.vIhidI, 
Atitl c.iiiLjIiI soiiu' liMniiii;^ li\ llu' lommon rnU-; 
III parsiui; sliuui'd .i fair itiuiniiil <»! -kill, 

W'roti- :i plain hand, and miU \\\\\\ ri'^lit '^ I will; 

Aliiiusi a "iHKik-w linn," siinud In- to divinu 
\\ hat hunks lu' ^i>l, and ivad Imni hum tu hum. 
.\ii(l, uhl huu |)U-a»fd and ^^latiru-d was lu-, 
Tu luMT tlu' MastiT iva<l suiit puitis I 
()iui' he I rati urll a \iiy tuiuhiiii; tali-, 
In \\ hitli till' I'urt dufs the Icil hi-waii 
( )! uiphan "I .iihiii,' u hu, whili- tiiidiii'^ sluij) 
I'ur a hard iiiasln, ul't wa- stni tu wiip. 
W liilf this patlutii' tale was ixad aluiid, 
Tilt.- tears tu \\'ii.i,i.\m'> cms would (|iiiikl\ iiuwd; 
And iVum that tinu- a I'u't he- hctaiiu' — 
In ju\ ur suiTuw tilt a j^iuwin;^ naim-. 
rh(iui;h still su \umin' he, at this \ii\ tiiiu'. 
Oft iVaniL'd rude lumiheis, aiitl pumed t'urth his rlnme; 
And 'twas no wundcr if, li\ N'atniv tauj^ht. 
He wrapped himself m sweet poetie thuu^lU. 
He, to this (lav, is pleased tu lecolleet 
What tew, whu knew iiini then, would e'er suspeit — 
iiuw miieh he lu\ed tu wander in the wouds. 
And wateh the trees put luith their upeniii;^ hiids; 
Or list the sound ereated hv the wind, 
Which son>;ht a passaj^e through the leaves tu tind. 
lie also loved, with wonder and delight. 
To i^a/e on llowers hedeeked with L',l<)r\ hri^hl; 
On polvanthus and aurieulas, 
lu pleasiu'^- outlast with the rihhun-Lfrass; 
On wall-llower, too, with richest u<|ur tilled, 
Like sweet frankincense daintiK distilled; 
On roses fair, in LJivat \ariet\ 
Of scent and culur; and the peuiiv. 
Or scented violet, which scarce shows its head, 
^'et does its odor o'er tln' <4ar(len shtd ; 
Oil prince's leather, wearini;- stateU plume, 
With much of show, hut nothini;- of |)ert\ime; 
Loved tulips, lilies, pinks and 'j^illiMow eis. 
With woodhiiies trained o'er lo\el\ t;ardeii howers, 
That .L(i\e forth sweetness and their charms displav. 
While, in rich rohes, thev stand in t\ill arrav; 
The fox>^lo\ (', daisy, and ileminv monk's-hood, 
With lilacs, and the scented southern wood; 
The <;uelder-r()se, with its fair, whited halls. 
And creeping plants, hij^h climhing up the w alls. 



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'I'lu'xf at all tiiiK's our Iuto warmly l«ivr<|, 
Ami >liu\\i(l it, t(«), \\ lu'ii lu- in i^anliiis mvid. 
Wliilf, t(» himself, lu had a |)atih of' ;Lii<»iiii<l, 
W'luTi', at hix li-isiin', lu- \va> mostly t'ltuMil. 
Thii". pavxi'd, most |)Iia<-aiitlv, his \<>uthtiil days. 
All iiiti rmiiii^ii'd with his li(i\ish plavs. 
And siiiiut iiiu's nu'iiliiii^ a iiu'i'd ul' praise. 



ISOOK 11. 

Till". AitciMi. \ r. Ad(hvs> ti» domestic hliss. Its inflia'iur 
on sofict\. I'liiuipal sourci-'tVoin w hfui't.' it springs, vi/: 
(.'onju^al union faithliillv chiTisluil. An appeal to paivuts 
and law -^iv I'ls on the suhit-et. William's traininj^ uiulcT 
i's inthKMKi.'. DiirKultic's in proi'urinjf a trade. Success 
I last. Ui'tkvtioiis on, and eiu-ouiajfeiiUMits to, such 
(ladi's. Temptations and trials. Anecdotes, Appeal to 
masters ai.d others. Narrow escape tVom a lut-throat. 
Courtship and its coiiseciuences. Conclusion. 



Domestii.- hlissl what toii'^'^ne can speak tin praise! 

What poet n'ixc. e\ en in his nohlest la\s. 

An eiilo^v that shall th\ charms express. 

Clothed in 'I'rnth's lan^uauiV, thv ow n natixe dress? 

To th\' sweet intlnence do we owe the choice 

Ot* all mankind, whoever raised their \oice 

In FreedoiiTs cause, or stood on hattle-yrouiul, 

While Lihertv her hanner waved around. 

To thee, when <^o\erned hv (iod's holy book, 

Must we in t"iiture tor true heroes look. 

For it" thou dvvellisi in each tamih'. 

Then lon*ij max \^a\e the tiay- of Liberty! 

To keep tliee sliininci' hrinhtl\- round each hearth. 

Is worth the wealth contained in all the earth! 

It does become us then to study well 

(\Vho knows the secret: Would some An<4el tell?) 

The best of means bv which to foster this 

Great earihlv blessing, pure domestic bliss! 



I III I MK.Ii AN I Mil II \ M> . 

ll:iil xwii'i i(ii\Jiij,mI iiiiinul Iliiil tutlurl 

M;i\ I tin liiimlili' \<it;ir\ i'MT l»il 

'I'iiki' lliii' ;i\\.i\, and tin h iUav iMithU limiu' 

Wuiilil sduii :i -iiiu' of' (li\Milt"iil ■'Iriti- liiionu': 

Ami ("mm tlil^ smuiii' \muiIiI -piin^' a llnnisaiid \\»>r«« 

W IikIi Ii' ima^riiK' li;i» m\ Ik';iii'> \>\ I \\i>/x\ 

Dear iMluw -(Kimtrx men I Statu! I'uiward nuw, 

And lailhliil picvi' imtu Mmr iiMii'ia;4r \<i\\. 

I riiiiiiMi' \iiii \<\ all liir -acii'd tii-s 

H\ w liirli \iiirii' liinind iintu \(iiir ramiiii'*. 

WliaUMi laiilt-, tliii>i|M|i wt'akiii-sv, von ilisplas, 

III till- 111' (aitht'iil to \()iir il\ in;;- da\ I 

\\'li\ will \oti lia\r tin.' wit'i- \oii swoii- to |o\f, 

Who NlioiiJd to \ on 111' :i>. a jiriiioiix do\f. 

To vv;iiitoi\ with a harlot \ did dl' -.haiiu'. 

And hiiii'^ dis;4racr iii)om a iathfr'- nanu'r 

\\'h\ will von pit-ivc \oinM'l\(.'s with sorrow thidiiv,'li, 

Ami ruin hrint;' upon \oiir childii'ii, toor 

OliI let a lirokiiidicarti'd \\ ifL'\ dup sji^lw. 

And ihildifirs woc-s, lirin;^ ti'ai>- into xonr I'vcs! 

(Jive to \ onisi'lv is III) ifst, li\ da\ or nii^ht, 

Till \ on liaxr madi.' tlu-ir sacldi'iu'd tail's hrij^ht. 

( )li I thi'i'i' is ( )ni' aho\ I' w ho si'fs \ on now, 

it \oii ivpi'iit not hi' will l»riii'4' you low I 

Ki'^^ard this warniiivi. Ili'i- to (lod lor ptMoi-, 

I'lou) lo\in''' vourdcar tainilii-s nrx i-r ivasr. 



Ai\d \ (.', w host' task it is to niaki- our laws, 
Lend vour stronn' iiithK'nii' to aid this cansi-; 
.Sfc that xonr hands aiv clean — or make thein so— 
"^'ou'vc much to answer tor. of weal or woe. 
Voiinjx C"(M)i*i:i{'s parents did on him impress 
The way to j^ain domestic happiness; 
^lore by example than I>\ prece])ts stron<:; 
They their dear children soui^'ht to lead alon<-' 
Their constant ;.'ondnct to each other told 
What thev preferred hel'ore the richest j^ol''. 
And one who knows them wi'll can testit'/ 
That thev tliemselves would exermore dcMU , 
ICre they would risk their own or tamilv's peace, 
.\s some have done, who scarce hom jari"In<^ cease. 
In sneh a famih, as we mi<_jht expect, 
True discipline met not with low^ nejj^lect. 
And <his, em]ilo\ed arii^ht, the Lord will hless, 
In spite iti' chililho<j(rs tVeijueiit waywanluess 



l6 I III; KMic;i{\\r mix hank, 

l^aincd in this inanntr, W'ii.mam soon arrived 
Just to thf time \\ hc-n means slionld Ik- lontrived 
To iLjet for liini at onci' a prcjpcr trade, 
And he to this not one ohjeetion made. 
It was his elioiee that he mi;_;ht l>e (.'ii'ijlowd 
In marhle works, and had the tlioui^ht enjoyed 
'I'hai some ^^^ood master would liis ser\ iee need; 
Hut disappointnunt was tor iiim deeii'ed. 
Some otiier phiees tlien tiie iaiht'r tried, 
l?nt all with ftoys apj)eared to he sujiplied. 
The vonth more anxious f^rew from das to day, 
Xor could well hrook what seemed sueh sad delay. 
He oft retired at ni^ht unto his hed, 
\Vith various j)lans eontri\ed in liis souno- head; 
Hut \anished soon were all these well-loimed schemes, 
As thouijfh thev were so many empty dreams; 
Intil, h\- "hope deterred," he was made sad, 
And e\en home scenes tailed to make him ^lad. 
lie now had nearly reached his thirteenth year, 
And did a small, weak vouth, indeed, appear; 
Vet thou<^h so \erv Nounj^- and small, this hoy 
Mad felt deep sorrow, and no little joy. 

(jood news at last he heard, with much delij^ht, 

When his dear father came iVom work one ni^ht; 

He said a tradesman an apprentice wanted. 

And told what waj^es would to him he y;ranted. 

WiKi-iAM at once accepted of the phice, 

And met the man next morn with smiliui; face. 

'Twas soon a<;reed that he a month should tr\ 

The work, and his new master satisfs . 

This soon Hew past, and he was stronj^ly hound 

Till se\cn loui^- vears should, in their course, move round 

To inention all his trials and mishaps 

Would please no reader of this tale, perhaps; 

Sutlice to sa\-, he did himself exert 

In his new husiness, and was soon expert 

In makin<i^ up their wares of shininj^- metal — 

A teapot, can, or otherwise a kettle. 

Let none despise him for his occupation. 

For God has stamped it with His approhation. 

'Tis therefore lawful, and should alw ays he 

Approved of men, though e'en of high degree. 

God's holy book commands that saints engage 

In honest callings, throughout every age; 



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Th;it thev in;i\ k-iid a iiist and lii)l\- life. 

Nor iR'cdk'ssU ])f touiid in wuildU stiifc; 

That tlif\ thcnisc'lvt-s aii<l house-holds nia\ maintain, 

From thf just proceeds of a righteous '^lun. 

Let none he toinid so t'ooMsh or so l)ase, 

As to re;;ard nieclianies as a race 

Devoid of intellect and coiiimon sense, 

\\'ho to true honor have no ju^-t pretence. 

Our ranks can Inia'-t of one tar higher name 

Than e\'r was found in other paths of fame. 

l^his, inv assertion, ma\ to man\- prove 

A puz/le ji'reat, w hile pu/zles the\ do lo\e. 

Cheer u|), ye poor mechanics! an(l pursue 

^'our lowlv trades, and IIea\en keep still in view. 

^'e who iia\e naught to hoast sa\e raid< and wealth. 

Look round you openly — or look In stealth; 

!*^ee what our factories have done for vou — 

^\nd for the world — whiche\er sidi' vou \ie\vl 

\V"ithont them. Ocean ne'er would hear a sail 

I'o catch the hreeze, or i\\ hefore the j^ale; 

Without them, where could we ohtain the Press — 

That nii<j[htiest enj^iue in the universe? 

Take it awav, and we should back he throw u 

Into dark atjes, v huh would Science drown. 

While all the household comforts that we hoast 

Would disappear, and he forever lost I 

Such thouj^hts as these would ramhie through the hrain 

Of our appieutice, while he did maintain 

A due respect for tliose above him placed. 

And kept these thinj^s within his mind encased. 

Let none suppose that he his trade ])ursued 

Without exposure to temptations rude. 

In that small shop he found a v icious vouth. 

Who feared not (iod, nor vet re<^ar(led truth: 

One who dee]) diank, who <;amble{l, swore and lied 

Most awfully; nor can it be denied. 

Some other practices he did pursue 

Which, . would hope, he lon<^ has learned to rue. 

'Twas well for \Vii,i,[.\.m that this vicious vouth 

VV^as, uudisguiseillv , averse to truth; 

That, in attemptin<;- to sow evil seeds, 

ITe made nc) secret of his foulest deeds. 

Ilowe'er it was, our hero stood his i^jround, 

In such sad vices never was he foiuid. 



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ill.- MOW iickiiowk'ilLjcs 'twas (jocrs rich ;_cracc' 
Ki'pt him iVoin t'aUiiiLi in that (laiis^cruus phico. 
And, tVoui hi'- hrarl, liiat <ri>(«hn.'» wduIiI ailoiv 
Which (lid piociNi.- him 'ihid'-t >ucii triaK muc. 
••IC\il connntiiiication^,"'* (lod dcchircs, 
'■C'liiTiipt h'ikkI maniUTs." \\'ii«> tiicii huldi\ dares 
To sa\ thiir inihicncc will iinl he ^ccii 
In those who joiii,' exposed to tluni iia\c Ikcii: 
l'"or, \s L'U \\ c know, the iinri'nenerate mind 
Is propi'i' soil w heiein to seek and lind 
The seeds of latent e\ il, which ma\ spring- — 
.\\u\ sprin^in:;', ^^mw, till lhe\ <le->tructioii hrin^'. 
l-\en so it w av with W'li.i.i .\.\i"s carnal heart, 
Some mischief settled in il-> Hesln ])art. 
\or was this all; he ott iiecame the huti 
( )f joiinicN men or '|)rentice, who would j^hit 
Their hardened liearts h\ showing;' .jLireatc-t spile 
'(Jaiiist him tor tollouini;- what he thonLCht wa^ rij^ht. 
Ot'ten that wicked \oiiih, in wantonness, 
W'onld tr\ all means to i^iM' him sore distress. 
And once, w ith all a dreadt'ul demon's ra<^e — 
In such acts none l)ut demons would enj^at^e — 
lie threw him down, and held him; then ajjplii'd 
A lii^hted candle to his throat, antl tried 
To make him think it met el v was a joke! 
Which was as true as most of what he spoke. 
The sore thus made ^ave him most ciuel pain, 
And left a ^car that does e\ en now lemain. 

Had as thi> was, it was not half so liad 
.\s w hat was doiu' unto anothei' lad. 
I heard the stoi\ , and helie\e it true — 
And shudder while I have it in ni\ view . 



The town in which this shockinsjj act was done 
I ha\ e passed through — it was an I'.ni^lish one. 
The scene, a Tinsmith's shop, w here se\eral men 
Were wont to work, and all were present then. 
A monster man two solder-irons took. 
Made them (piite hot, and, with a liendish look. 
Went rii^ht hehind the ho\ , and on each side 
The heated iioiis to his tace applied! 
Tile \outh savv one, his heati aside he threw , 
Received a hurn, liefore his fate he knew ; 
He tjuicklv turned it then the other wav. 
And had two scars unto his dvin»;' da\! 



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Mcthiiiks I Ih;ii' the thoui^flitfiil rciuU-r ask, 

"Win was tlu' man, at onct-, not ta'c-n to tasl^r 

Win dill the oiIkt nun not takf a pan 

With that poor ho\, and >ho\v a ll-Llini,^ heart r" 

1 am informed tlicv all oijoYcd tlir juke! 

\ot one reproaehl'nl word the\ e\er >poke. 

1 l)hi-h to think that anv of my ti;ide 

Should ot" such monsters ever he atVaid. 

The \er\ thoiijj^hl still makes m\ Mood to hoil — 

And shiiilderini;, tVom siieh thoughts I haek recoil! 

1 would ha\e dra^j^ed the tlend unto a j.iil, 

Or had him fastened to a wai^on's tail. 

Laid hare his hack, and let the lash deseend — 

And, doiiij^- this, would still nn act defend! 

^ e luastcrs, foremen, journeymen, and all 
Who \ iew such scenes, on each of \ on I call 
To tr\ vour utmost now to do awa\ 
Such shockin<4- deeds, enacted dav hv dav! 
If this vou do not, \ ou deserve the hlame, 
.\nd richlv merit ij;ood meiTs scorn and shame. 

Our William's trials led him oft t:) think 
'I'l at, wtiile from dutv he would ne\er shrink, 
It would he ]>etter fai" to leave his trade. 
Than the sad ohject of such sport he made. 
And to his father s])oke to this ellecl — 
Xot in ill liumor, Init with much res])ect. 
The father's counsel was, that he should stav, 
As soon the other \outh would uo awav. 



T here mav mention he had one ^ood friend, 
And one on whom he a!wa\s could de])end; 
This was his dear vouuij^ master, who ot't took 
Much pains in readiui; o'er the Christian's Hook — 
Recei\c(l its lessons in his uentle heart, 
And. showed hv this he chose the hetter part. 
He would encouraLje and defend the \outh, 
Who saw it ri>;ht to let him know the truth. 
Alas! this master soon was sei/ed h\ Death, 
And died rcjoiciu'i' in our '••common faith." 
Cooi'KH with ji,rief heheld the sorrowinn" scene, 
.:\.n(l called to mind how kind that tVicnd had heeii; 
And often wished more like to him were found 
In all the workshops through the countrv round. 



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Still fiiiic in«>vf<l on; the elder VDiitli took leave, 
Ami those he left had no just eaiise to grieve. 
"Fwas \\"ii.i.i.\m"'s turn to take the other's place, 
And do his hest to briiij^ it no dis<ri;iee. 
lie now had under him a youniiier l)oy, 
Whik' better work did his own hands employ. 
'I'he woikshop was a lellar, close to th' street, 
And passers-l>v would oft the workmen i^reel. 
The li.t,d\t came through an irou-^^rated spuce, 
Makmi; a |)rison-like and disuial ])lace. 

()ne (lav a stir was made that street within. 
And each felt anxious to behoUl the scene. 
The erran(l-ho\ was hus\ cK'anin;^ knives, 
As others have done often in their ii\es. 
Me in a moment climbed uj)on the bench. 
And tile hut^e carvtr in his hand did clench. 
W'li.i.iAM was looking- up, witii outstretchetl tinoat, 
(^uite unobservant, l)ein<4 lost in tiiou<;ht. 
"Til cut! I'll cut!" fell .piickly on his ear; 
lie telt sharp })ain, and thus had cause to fear! 
The bov, for fun, across Will's neck had dra\s n 
The car\ iiii^-knifc, and stood still as a stone; 
Quite terrified at si<^ht of blood, he said, 
"I thouj^ht it was th' /nic/c T' it proved the edjj^e instead 
The wound was sli<^ht, but mi<^ht ha\e been tar w(»rse- 
And he mi<::lit ne'er have tiouied in my verse. 
One thinjj; the serious reader would expect — 
To i^ive (jod thanks he could not well ne»;lect. 
Ah, me! his passion dro\e such thoui^ht away — 
Stronj^- Passion's call he hastened to oIk'v ; 
And feelin<;- in a dreadful aiu^rN mood. 
Me beat the boy that it mijiht do him <^o()d ! 
Yes, beat him w itliout mercy, and declared 
'Twas well, indeed, the lad no worse had fare<ll 
(iod dealt not thus with thee, my hero Hue, 
lie lon,i;" forbore with all those sins of thine; 
And 'twas hut just thou should'st some mercy . . <)w 
To that jjoor bov, who did no better know. 

Mv Muse, most willingly, would (juit these themes — 
Which are not seemlv in a poet's dreams. 
More pleasinjjj topics now demand my pen, 
Thou<rh often sim<j bv manv wiser men. 
Th.e subject of mv verse had early felt 
That sensibilitv w ithin him dw elt. 



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So constituted \v;is lu', tli;it ;it -^cliooi, 

When lu- >liuiil(l lia\c l)cc'n i-onnin*^ !L(r;in)ni;n 

In (ic-cp aiithnutic — <n" otlicr ta>-k- 

Ilis c\f would wandLT to a distant desk, 

W'hifli, having ivaclu'd, \l^c\\' it stationed tiierc. 

Fixed on some heautv-bud of ])ronii>>e rare! 

'Twill not seem stranj^e, then, it' in alter \ears 

This thinj^ called Sensihilitv ajipeai'^. 

Stran<^e, or not strange, our hero's heart wa> \v;i 

Which made him seek the other sex's charm; 

And when his mind was lirou;j,ht to fix on one 

Wlio, in his e\es, all others tar outshone — 

He lo\ed to ramble, on a moonlinht nij^ht. 

With that dear j^irl — so charmiiiii' in h,is si^lit — 

.Vnd listen to the munmninj^ ot" Kent's stream. 

Whose face leHected lull each pale moonbeam; 

Or wander b\ the side of some lone wood, 

In sweet discourse, wliieh liotli considered <4<>od. 

Or else they clomb, delii^hted, up that liill, 

I'pon whose top the Castle's ruins still 

Invite the mind, in pensi\eness, to know 

The end of all thinj;s in this world below. 

Ves, these have stood within that ^loomv place, 

Which now exhibits manv a strikiiiLf, trace 

Of the rude ravages of Alan and Time, 

As seen upon that editlce sublime. 

And, as he stood upon that <^reen hill's brow. 

Has telt inclined abiding; love to vow 

To her, who fondlv on his arm was leaning- 

With upturned eves, which well liesjioke theii 

That place is sacred to such lovers' \(avs — 

As could be witnessed bv each tree that fjrows 

Around those ruins; which have also seen 

.Sonic sad, straui^e si>;hts vithin their tlav, 1 ween I 

Sometimes thev chose to see a mutual friend. 

And in sweet singinij would the evenin<; spend. 

At other times throuj^h beauteous ( jillinyrox e,* 

Thev, arm in arm, and rapt in love, would ro\e. 

This walk thev mostlv took on .Sunda\ ni^■hts, 

As most in keepin^j with that dav's deliL^lits. 

For lK)th had lon^j quite strict atteiukmts bein 

At a small Chapel, th()U<^ht to be too mean 

To be oft visited bv wealthv men; 

Thoujijh some would wander to it now and then. 

As yet nor William, i,')r his <^irl, profes-~ed 



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To 111' 1>\ >;i\inL; (ii)s|)(.'l 'I'riith most lik-ssM; 

W't Ixith went thciv thivc times i-ach S;il>l>atli diiy, 

To join ill siiiiriii<4, if tlu-y did not pr;iy. 

Aiui 'lis I'ul rii^lit that Christian paiviits should 

To cluircli taUf chihhvn, for tlic children's «fof<d. 

To lead ihem to regard the Lord's own day — 

Nor spend its hours in idleness or play. 

These two vouii:^- people mij^ht he (|uite sineere, 

l-'or all their tViends eould e\er see or hear; 

I5ut th()ui;h their lo\e was warm, and ])ure as day. 

Tune spent in this wise runs to waste away. 

Ot' leisure he had ne\er nuich to hoast. 

For e\er\ work-day found him at his post; 

From si\ at mom till eij^ht o'eloek at nii^ht, 

lie taithful wroui^ht, as in his Master's sitrht. 

^■et oft he wished — that wish was stroui^est llien — 

Impro\ement in his /,\/r/////i;- to ohtain; 

But such lo\e frolics made tiiat wish in \ain. 

This oric\ed him much when, afterwards, desire 

He felt to nurture true poetic tire; 

And did rej^rct that youthful follies cost 

So much in precious time forever lost. 

This t'olh seeri, he strove with ea_^er haste 

T') let his leisure run no n.iore to waste. 

And rose each morn at four or live o'clock, 

To walk ahroad, and jjjain of health a stock; 

Or listen to the lark's sweet mornin<;- lay. 

As he rose up to _L;"reet the Kinj^ of Day; 

Or let the lively, thrillin<;- hlackhird's sonj^, 

Charm his fond ear as he walked slow alon<i-. 

Sometimes throuj^h well-fenced fields of new-mown hay 

iireathin^- out fVaj^rance — he was wont to stray; 

Or climh a hill with firm, elastic tread. 

While Sol his early heams in radiance shed. 

The Castle hill he" mostly did prefer. 

As tpiite accordant with his character. 

Upon its ruins he would musinj; sit. 

Till he was seized with a strong; rhyminj^ tit; 

Then frame his wellin<4- thonj^hts to some rude verse — 

Which friends were anxious he should oft rehearse. 

If thus his leisure was not always spent, 

He read what books his friends had to him lent. 

Of such li^ood thini^s he owned hut very few — 

And parents needed all the ras/i he drew. 

Thus was his time most constantly employed. 

While life passed smoothly on — not unen joyed. 



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HOOK III. 

'ill-: Ak(,i Mi:Nr. — Ilolid.iv^: the Stiioolhov's anticipations 
in iL'^ard to tiii'iii. IniprDpti- iisf made (if" Mich tiiufs 1)\ 
-oiiR- Appitiitiit.-.. lAil iDiiscipuiuvs t)t' lluir t-oiidiiti. 
An appeal ti> iliein on the Milijeet, Tlu' -a<l tale of' \ omii;- 
l)A^^()l irr. Address to Liipmr: its c\ils. W'imiam's 
holiday raniMcs. l-'ather's hirth-])lacc'. Trai^de scene 
there. I'aileton Knot, (ilanee hack to (iiandf'ather, etc. 
loins 'reinperaiue nio\ement. X'isii of" a man fiom Cami- 
lla. \\\^ acconnt of" the conntr\-. Its coiistHpieiices, 
W'li, mam's taste in hook^. Kinal ranihle^ on hiisiness, 
Kedections on I ruelt\ to animal-. Kctrosjii'ctix e i^lance. 
Conclusion. 



Hail, Ilolidavsl To \(»u, with threat deliviht, 
The schoolhoy looks — exnltini^ \\ ith his mii;ht 
At the t'air prospect of eiijoNinj^ plav. 
Or visiting- relations t'ar a\\a\-. 
Kre voiir propitious tlawn he la\s his seheme-, 
.\nd ])leased. reioiees in his lnit,dit da\ ihtanis. 
lie, in anticii)ation, views the charm 
Of heiu'.'- for days exempt from hirchen haiinl 
\V'hen, free from tasks — nor carin<; much for Iiooks- 
»With some conij^anion he can fish the hrooks; 
Can ramhle through the woods tor Mowers or nuts, 
Play with fair i^irls who live in s\ han huts, 
Mount with a;4ilit\ some j^reen hill top, 
.\nd, with a mate, roll f'ull Ien<;th down the slope; 
Or take his fill f"rom loaded hranihle liushes. 
Or from rich fruit hedecked in Autumn's hhishes. 
Such is the hliss that's placed before his \ iew. 
In all its fulness, Ilolidavsl hv \()U. 
And thus, without a sinj^le shade of sorrow. 
He i^reets his mates with "IIoli(la\ to-morrow I" 
These pleasures seem unto his l)()\ ish mind 
Of the ri<j;-ht sort — and for sclioolbovs designed. 
He seldom thinks of all the anxious care 
His parents feel, to <^ive their son a share 
Of useful learninu^, that he mav discharne 
His part to God, to them, and men at lart^e. 

Apprentices as well with pleasure hail 
Their h<>lidays — O, mav they ne\er fail! 



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TlK'sf arc ! fUii sjKMit ill idlciK'ss, 

( )r siitli s;i(l (.omsc-s ;is l)rin<^N thcin distri'ss. 
This is the i;isf wluii i^ioj^- shops tlu'X tVf(|uciit; 
lur ruin fnllows. tinir ;in<l iiu-aiis ill spi'iil. 
I'aiisr, ( ), \A' vouthsl luluif \«)ii vi'l iKj^iii 
A coiiisc that ina\ kail \<tii to i-vcrs sin! 
Ki'strair. voui tlit t'nun cntcritij; thost- holes 
W'hiih |ii()\t' tin- ruin ot'so main souls. 
Would so not pause, it ri^ht aiioss \our path 
ThiTi' lax a iiioustrous scipt-nt, full ol" wrath r 
W Ould \ e, t'ool-hard\, rush iuto his jaws 
Ti) CL'itaiii dialh? or would \ c ratlur paiisi-r 
^'ouths, \ (.■ ha\i' (.ausf, \ca, wi'ij^htv cause, to dread 
'I'his horrid seipeiit. on ^tion^- li(|iior 'd^A^ 
W'hieh liirUs in e\er\ plaie \\ liere limn is sold, 
Tiioujfh the\ ina\ lie all eoxeied o'er with ljoM — 
Thex often are; nor deem it hard of faith — 
The \\a\ to pieseiit and eternal death I 

(lod does I)\ I lis most hol\ |?ooI< declare, 
'" Into (iixTs kmu'dom none shall enter there. 
Who li(iuor drink till drunkards thev heconiel'" 
^'et, da\ l)\ (lav, some meet this awful doom. 
Oh, warnint; take! I'lee from this dreadful crinu'I 
Paiisi' and consider, while vou vet have time! 

Listen the storv which to nou I tell; 
Dwell on its moral — mark the setiuel well; 
Then look abroad, and see its counterj^art 
In manv a case that shows a broken heart. 

I).\ 1 1 oiKi was a \i)Utli, possessed of wealth^ 
Had manlv heautv and the best <<f health; 
In learnin<; he excelled — was ([uite a wit — 
And oft indul^"ed in a deep musiii<;- tit. 
Of verv warm and truly tender heart, 
lie did his best to act a proper part; 
Which made him much respected all around — 
Against him, filled \\ ith env\', none were tbund. 
I lis widowed mother, then, mij^ht well be proud 
Of such a son, and speak his praises loud. 
He bore for her respect, and strove to prove 
In many wavs the fulness of his lo\e. 

For manv \ears this widow, in her Ljrief, 
Looked up to (iod, and fouixl from him relief. 



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Sill' kiU'W the Lord, iK-foif lu-r Inishniul diid. 

And t'uiiiid lliin one in wlntni >lu' lould Knilidt'; 

In all luT triaU inrt-klv Ixiwi-d lur IkmiI. 

And found sweet peace was o'er her Ixtsum >|r(|. 

Iler sdi), to her, was all a son eould he — 

^'et oil one point s|u' i'elt anxiety; 

I L- had not then experienced the New IJinli, 

Am! his hi'st thouj^hts had all heiii of" ilu' llaith. 

Ailjoiniii;^ their estate was li\iii;;- one — 

A hlithe \<nin}4; lad\, \s ho in lieaul\ shoiie; 

With health endowed, and with fair liMiiiin;^ ;^iaeed, 

l>\ wealth ill eas\ eiicuinstances placed. 

Ami-.ma 1)o\ k wi- well mav call hei iiaiiie- 

Like that sweet hird sJk- seenie<l exempt iVoiii hlaiiii'. 

Her ])arents loved her — thev could do no less — 

She was the soid of all their happinessi 

iCail\- she rosi', and, dressed in neat arra\, 

Assisted luT dear mother throiiiih the dax. 

Thus j)asse(l her time, heloved 1>\ all aioiind — 

She was as t^ood a ^irl as coiil<l he t'ouml; 

And a fair match for Dwioriti all coi.ceived— 

This he himself had for sonie time helieveil. 

They loved each other, and ohtained consent 

I'^rom their kind parents, and were well content. 

And, ha\ in<^ leisure, thev would often w alk. 

Or, sittinj^ in some hower, would sin^,^ and talk; 

Or else the\ read some hook which both admired. 

Till their nouiilj hearts with ecstacv were fired; 

Throuf^h hill and dale — throuj^h woods — were wont to ro\e, 

Well pleased with all thev saw, thev drank in love! 

The da\ arrived when l)\^^()l•I{•r and his hiide 

Were at the altar in pure wedlock tied. 

The (lav was spent as such like da\s ha\e hi-eii. 

And passed awa\ in happiness serene. 

At nij^ht, a hounteous marria<;e-feast was spread, 

.\nd Love's sweet intluence over all seemed shed. 

The friends imited strove to show their joN , 

In wishinjj ha])j)iness without allo\ 

To that vounjj^ couple, who, in \outhtul hloom, 

Were the admired of all in that larj^e room. 

But, Oh! I shrink I 'Tis ni\ unj^racious task 

From hiiss like this to tear awav the mask I 

On such occasions wine 's oft made to flow — 

*\.s if it were the source of jov below I 



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'I'Ih- lni(li'<;ru(im tVIl in ;i must iiumtv mood. 
And dr;mk, i;icli limlth till his yoiin^j, joyous lilood 
L'oiiiscd ilinniifli liis \i'iiis as it* (|iiiti' all on liiv, 
AikI his kind thoughts ijavo phui' to had dfsiic. 
His hrain hi'^an to whirl — Ik- hoistcTons j^ivw — 
All i'\i-s (111 lilm, ohsiTvanl, (|niikly divw — 
lie si'i/i'<l a hottlc, whi(.h lu- madly thiL'w, 
Sad to ivlatrl it stiiiik his hi-antions hridc-I 
And she t'i.11 dtad, hv luT dear mother's siilc. 
This dread catastrophe soon sohered him, 
And he was siik, and felt his eyes ;^mow dim. 
Ihit whde all stood in tenor and disma\, 
lie roused himsell", and lied tVom thence away; 
Tluii headloiv^ rushed into a di-ep, deep, stream — 
And thus was i-nded th it hri^^ht, southiul dream! 
The pious mollur tried in (iod to trust, 
l>ul ihis dire hlow soon sank her in the dust. 
Iler parents, too, I'elt this most dreadful stroke 
Too iianl to hear, for hotli their hearts it hiokel . 

Oh, crui'l I/K|uorI Thou hast mdlioiis slain. 
And still their deatli-throes iry to thee \\\ \aiul 
Ten thousand hroken hearts niav soon he louiid 
lu almosi e\erv laud the world around. 
Millions of orphans' eries thine ears assail. 
While ])ari'nts' earl\ death tlu\ lou<l hewail; 
The prisons and as\ lums \\ hii-h we huild, 
I'rom th\ sad \ ietiuis' ranks are ehiielly tilled. 
War's dreadful ra\a<^es are justly hlamed; 
l>ut war with thee deser\es not to he named I 
And still, insatiate monster! thy dread jaws 
Are dail\ tilled — heiuLj" unrestrained hv laws! 
When will the da\-, the happy day, arrive, 
When thee the injured nations forth shall drive r 

l>eware. Apprentices! In time beware! 

Flee from those places which would voti iusuare; 

Re^jfard that man as your real eueniv, 

Who, tem])tiu^, leads to inehriety! 

\ow, while von dailv toil, 1 wish von may 

Have mau\ a trulv happy holidav! 

The hero of m\ tale of such had some, 

And felt well pleased whenexer they did come. 

On such occasions he was wont to <^o 

To visit friends, who did much kindness show. 



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With jink-iil j<»\ full iK'.iiiiiM;^; in h\^ f;iif, 

III' moil' than niKi- rcvi-'itcd the plau- 

W'luMT Ills dear father spent liis yoiuhriil (la\>, 

III tuiNoiiK- lahor, or iti chiMisli pla\v. 

Tk liiin 'tssas still a sweetl'. i|iiiet -pot, 

A pill me ot" eonteiit — a small, neat cot — 

Am! just heneath the hill called I'ltiUltni /\'n(>t. 

lie had a siiaii^^i', Knnaiitie turn ul' mind; 

Til taste adventure i\ei" felt iiielined. 

This heiii!^ premised, we ina\ e\|)eet to -ee, 
That hy sliirht <lan;^ers iiiuleiened was he 
I'rom \enturin;4 to the edLje ot" precipice. 

To have a peep into sonie dark al>\ss. 
The hill of which I -poke ha ' soiiietinu-s hecii. 
As was well known, the site ot' tra^^ic scene. 
It is a solid mass of" limestone lock — 
And there oft falls sdiiu- lnii;c misshapen block. 
( )n one occasion a poor (pianvnian 
Saw danj^er pendiniLj, and a\\a\- he ran; 
'Twas all in \ainl the lateU -riven stone 
Came tiuniderin_<; down, and crushed his e\er\ honel 
A tale like this miLCht well some- minds appal — 
But Wll.l.iAM I'elt, just then, of dauntless soul; 
And, with his cousin, hasted up the hill. 
With eauer steps an<l most unvieldin^' will; 
A sicne there met liis ^r.v/x' which him repaid. 
And threw the toil reciuired far in the shade. 

On e\ery hand a charmini; prospect lav, 

In all the heauty of a liri^ht Sprin^j da v. 

All Nature smiled, in lo\cliest ;4reen confessed. 

Like a fair maiden for her hridal dre-t. 

And son<ifsters of the <f ro\ e, no longer sad, 

Their notes were warMini; forth to make her ;^lad. 

Ami need we wonder then, if there he stood, 

With j)^lowin<j heart, and wrapt in musin;^ mood? 

As was his wont, he felt a str()n<; desire 

From such sweet views to draw poetic tire. 

And so it was, for out his numhers flowed. 

Which, ([uickh jK'nned, he on his friends bestowed. 

And though these numhers were hut verv rude. 

They were, Iw rustic friends, with wonder viewed. 

While he stood there his thou<(hts were backward thrown 

To days which on Time's fleetest win<^ had flown — 

When his j^randfathei , in that humble cot, 



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\\ ilh «<Wfct r«»nU!iliiliu'ss I'lijovi-d his |«it; 

WlulP^m iHliitl\ lit Ills lllnst lowlv tiiulr. 

Ami ImiKst li\l(l lhulljr|i slll;||| the plnlits lll;l(ll'. 

Ill his miiid's ivr, lie saw liis ratlicr riiiiih 
'I'liosf rii;4;4i'(l (.lills, ill voiitli, or iiiaiiluMMrs piiiiii'; 
( )r, with his lnothcTs jiiiii in li\i'l\ plav, 
( )n till' loll;; IN tilings III' i-ath SiiiiiiiuT (la\ . 
Aiiiiii \\<nil(l \ ii-\\ tin- tiiiK-wiuii i.aih luisouk 
That hiimhli' iDlta-jf, soiiu- fVi-sli toil to lirook ; 
Sau tlu'iii all sittkil in a wccldnl lite — 
III Ikmu'sI work i-Mi|)lo\ 1(1, rxciupt iVoiii ■"tiili.'. 
( )r ^laiutil at suinc of' his own c.irlv <lavs — 
\\ luMi lu' !na\i' up, on SatiirdaNs, his plavs, 
'!'i» no with his <U-ar icramll'atlu'r, to sell 
Tin.' iirat /'((-///rv.v the old man riaiiK'd so will. 
And olti'ii wdiidiTi'd what iiiaik' si'Hish nu'ii 
Tin at k-ss prin- thosi' /ici-./iivrs to ohtaiii; 
And \\ h\ llu' U-ais would oj't tlu' i\ts hi'dini 
( )!' that old man, wlu-ii thi.-\ thus hantiTi'd liiiiir 
And tlun with li^^htniii;; spcfd his thoiii^hts would stray, 
'I'o wlu-n his '^randt'atlK'r was taVn awa\. 
To iiu'ft in iliurrh-\ aid with his kiiidivd tlav. 
As thus lu- stood and nuist-d, his t-oiisin's call 
Konsi'd him a^aiii to lonstioiisiK'ss of all 
Tlu- w idi'spnad hi-antiis ot that landscape hri^ht, 
Ami lu', ic'hutant, k'ft ihc l>i.'autcons si^ht. 



To hint at all he saw mv time would fail. 
And mii^lit too much hut k-n;4thcn out m\ talc. 
SiiiricL' it, tlu'ivfoiv, just t'oi" iiK- to sav, 
That lu- spent pk-asantU each holiday. 




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IK' lli«ni;4lil iipnii till- tliiiij; till IxiUI III- ;,Mi'\v, 
And tVamril ;i ^ik-itIi tt» toll of all Ik- kiu-w 
( )t this \ ilr (Irii inn's doin'^s in tlu- \\ <mIiI, 
And wislii'd that mit ot' it li«.- nii<'l)t lie hinli'd. 



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S(m;>' af'ti'i this, iVmn Canada tlu'ii- tame 
A Christian man; no inattir what his naini'. 
IK' lon;^ to William's parents ha<l hirn known. 
And hospitality to him was shown. 
( )n that -food countr/'s merits much he dwelt. 
And L'oiti'Ku's ears l)ein;j open, s',on he t'elt 
A strong desiie to leach that distant shore. 
And all its j^iant wonders to explore. 
()(l he had heaid ot' its vast, splendid lakes, 
Stupendous eataiaets, and j^reat eane-hiakes; 
( )t' honndless woods, well tilled with iiohle trees. 
And huLCest rivers r(illiii;r to the seas. 
The mail descrihed (piite well Niagara's falls. 
Its thuiiderin;^ sound as it o'erleaps its walls; 
lie told the distance thev could hear the sound. 
And how with ceaseless roar it shook the j^roinid; 
Ot Summer's heat, of the loii^ Winter's eold, 
And at what pru • the tinest lands were sold. 
I'liis, and far more, the settler told the v<tuth. 
Who did rej^ard it all as sterliii'^ truth. 
And wished — hut wished in vain — that he was free 
To cross at once the stormy, deep hlue sea. 
\o wav aj)peaied hut cpiietK to wait 
'I'ill he was loosed, and j^rowii to man's estate. 
Some vears must pass before that dav arri\e, 
.So to he patient he thouj^ht fit to strive. 

Onedialf of his apprenticeship had tied, 

And now he fairlv earned his dailv bread. 

Of clothes, his parents' ever constant care 

Provided him with (luite a decent share. 

(^t pocket monev he ne'er had a store, 

His needs supplied, he did not care for more; 

And his step-mother oft thouji^ht fit to sa\ 

That "money burned his pockets all away." 

llowe'er it was, he never had a cent 

Hut found a /io/c, and out of that it went I 

Thou<^h still close-worked, he did contrive to spare 

Some precious time to spend in rhymiiifj ware. 

He read sweet Cowper's poems throu<jjh and throui^h- 

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His "Task" tlu- most of all— an amplt- fu'ld— 

VVIiat licart-rdt pleasure it did to him \ it-id I 

Then Mil. ton's loft\ j^eiiius tired liis soul, 

Nor did he tire till he had read the whole. 

ALfaiu het^raii, and o'ei" the passes pored, 

And draid< the sweets with which thev are welt ^loied. 

Then Thomson's Scascz/s with delii^ht he read. 

And \'orN(;'s A/V/// Thou i:; Jits in mournt'ul dress arras ed 

Some tew sweet pieces he from H^ i{o\ drew. 

And read poor Hckn's with nuich adxantaije, too. 

l)Ut of all poets he loved Cowi'KU most, 

I'or in Miltonic j^raiideur he was lost; 

And Thomson lacked that >^reat variet\ 

Which in sweet Olnev's hard we clearly see. 

AtHicted Poet! Thoii didst well thy part, 

l^v j)ourint^ balm into the wounded heart; 

.\nd while the world endures, thv \ erse w ill cheer 

Poor down-cast souls, and hid them not to fear I 

Xor did he read alone tlie })oet's pa<ie. 

Good hooks in jjrose would ott his mind en^a^e: 

For he had joined th' Mechanics' Institute — 

And in its praises I would n.ot he mute. 

Mechanical It deserves \our hest support, 

^Vnd to its rooms vou often sliould resort. 

There vou niav learn frt)m hooks to act vour i)arts, 

\V'hile thev refine and elevate vour hearts. 

lie with ijfreat travelers took deli<4ht to roam 
In distant countries, tar awav tVom home; 
And frctpientlv has dropped a silent tear 
O'er Park's great ti-ials in the desert drear. 
Oil I who can read of all his heart-felt woes — 
His frecpient sullerings. and his dving throes — 
.\nd fail to drop a svmpathetic tear 
For his sad end^without a triend to cheer! 

In Landers' j^atient, perse\ering toil, 
•Through greatest dangers, on wild Afric's soil, 
He felt the deepest interest, and partook 
Their jovs and sorrows, while he read their book. 
And hailed, with pleasure and unfeigned delight. 
The happv moment when the welcome sight 
Of Niger's junction with the great deep sea 
A period put to their sad miservl 



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Read Hiii'tK, whose liook, rc(.-c'i\ c<l uitli cold distrust. 

Was oiilv prized when he was laid in i\u^\. 

And Ili.Miuii.i) 1', tile admired of all mani<iiul, 

( )t' gentle inaiiiiers and accomphshed mind; 

W'lio scaled the loflv Andes' snow-clad towels, 

Where danj^er hnks, and fell destnietion lowers. 

And Cook, who bravely sailed around the ICarlh— 

A friend to man — e\ 'n man of lowest l)iith. 

Whose ])eacet'ul \()va<jes to each far coast 

Were tor man's benefit — as we may boast — 

Vet at sad price, since his ilear lite was lost I 

Of warlike heroes' li\es he read a few. 

And of War's horror- thus obtained a view — 

Wliich made him siek at heart, nor wisli to know 

More of man'- bloodv doiiiLi's here below. 



His sol)er and industrious conduct 'gained 

The Master's coniidence — \\ iiich he retained; 

And so, in services re(|uirin<i; trust 

He was emploxed, and still continued just. 

Sometimes to distant places lie was sent — 

And well he did enjov the time thus spent. 

It scope aflbrded to reflecti\e jiowers — 

And thus lie profited b\ these sj^are hours. 

(jreatlv did it tleliicht him to beliold 

Fair Nature i^litteriiv^ in >4ieen and <jol(l; 

.\nd the pure melodv in diirerent proves 

Reminded him of his own earl\ l(>\es; 

Or led him to break out, witli tunehil voice, 

In some sweet h\ nm, which made his heart rejoice. 

For he had now beyun to feel the worth 

()\' Heavenly thin<4s, and pour (jod's praises tbrth. 

In this wa\, once he passed throuiih Dallam Park, 

To see its deer, anil other objects mark. 

These lovelv creatures to hi;' iiund did seem 

Most unfit objects of man's sportii'.n" dream. 

lie jj^reatlv wondered how some men could be 

E'er j^uiltv of such wanton cruelty. 

As to pursue, with horses and with hounds. 

Such harmless creature oyer all their 'jj'rouiid-; 

limit him o'er swamps and fields, and mountain slope-, 

Throujjjh pebbly streams, or siiadv hazel copse. 

Till they have dri\eii him at ist to ba\. 

Toward the close of some most sultry (la\ . 

Wondered how any one, with tearless eve, 



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Could mark liis sulR'iinjj^^, and then watch him die. 
Oh, cruel man I when will thv thirst tor hlood 
l?e turned to eneri^v in doin«^ i^ood r 
When will L reation"'s orioans come to an end. 
And men deli<;hl in love their davs to spend? 
While such reHections occupied his mind. 
The place he went to seek he strives to find, 
And is successful; gets his husiness done, 
Then hack pursues his homeward way alone. 

Now FancN vvint^s her Hij^ht; I view a^ain 
Scenes which mv memorv will lon<^ retain; 
.See Kent — unsun<j — flow on in winditi<; course 
rhroui^h woods and fields, with verv <^entle force; 
()v where, hv Sedjj^wick's side, its waters pour 
O'er jaj^f^ed rocks, with never-ceasinj^ roar; 
Or where thev smoothly <rlide past Le\ en's hall. 
Sweet landscapes forminj^, which can never pall 
The minds of those who love a heauteous scene. 
And wish to spend a dav in hliss serene. 
For there this stream just Hows as if bv stealth 
Throu<ih splendid parks — past j^ardens formed hv wealth I 
1 oft look back to those most "gladsome horn's 
Sjient, while a schoolboy, in those <jarden bowers; 
Where tall box-trees are trimmed to various shapes — 
Old women — ;-)itchers — or, it mav be — apes/ 
Where plants and beauteous flowers are ever found, 
To breathe out fragrance all the garden round. 

'TIs time for me to curb m\ va<;rant Muse; 
A subject waits mv pen she well mav choose. 
Now aid me, O m\' (iod! who dwell'st above. 
While I attempt to sin^- Redeeminj^ Love! 
Xor let one line, or word, lie writ bv me 
Not in accordance with that Mvstervl 
Mav I, to profit fellow-sinners, strive, 
And good tVom this for mv own si>ul derive I 



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IU)()K IV. 

'l"!!!-: AiuiiMKNT. — Addicss to tlic Sacred Scriptures, <^laiicini; 
hrictlv at ilieir sario'is excellencies. William hecoine-- a 
Christian. His reception into a Cliinc!.. Diilerent \ieNVs 
ot" tliini^s after Conversion, N'oice of Nature heard in 
(iod's praise. Wonders whv ^laii is so backward in this. 
Discovers reasons in Man's iid)red corruption, tem])tations, 
etc. Salvation all of (irace. The hunihlinj; nature ()f 
this truth to Man's pride; hut the securitv it afibrds l>e- 
lievers. Its ellects on him. I'resh love trials — conse- 
(juent resolutions. Sahhath niorninjij walk— Church hells. 
Visit to farm-house; familv worship, (ilance at what 
l"2n<^land owes to I'raver. Sundav school teaching;. Other 
exercises on that ilav. Their influence on him. Prepares 
to emij^ratc. Partinj^ scenes, etc. Embarks a' Liverpool. 



Hail, Sacred ScripturesI Blessed volume, hail I 
Thv worth I fain would sin<^ to <;race my tale. 
Thou verv best of Hooks, whose truths like balm 
Can Ileal the broken heart, the conscience calm; 
(iive peace unto the sin-stained, troubled mind, 
And, by God's grace, can save a lost mankind ! 
Thou precious casket of the rarest gems! 
Whose priceless value a vain world contemns; 
Thou great revealer of that Savior's birth, 
Who came from Heaven to bless a guilt\ Earth I 
Thv pages do unfold the wondrous plan 
l>v which that Savior has redeemed lost man I 
How He, who was in form of God above. 
Laid by his glory out of purest love 
To wretched sinners, who his goodness prove! 
Thou makest known the ama/ing fact to I'aith, 
That Jesus concpiered hell and sin bv death! 
And show'st how all who do believe this truth- — 
Or rich, or poor, or old, or in their vouth — 
Forever shall be saved from death and sin, 
And feel "Eternal Life," while here, begin; 
And safe, at last, in bliss be brought to dwell. 
Whose t'ulness never mortal tongue can tell! 
l^hou the Repository of just laws — 
True civilization's first and greatest cause! 
A code of morals on thv page is writ 



^\ rilK KMK.MWI MlAll.WK. 

To rc;4iil;itt.' iiK'n's luc-^, iiiul coiiscitMuc' lit. 

Tlicrc Wf in;i\ read tlic l>r>t hio^raphic^, 

And dwell ^11 maiiv triitJitiil hi^t()^ic^; 

Find t^raiidcst Poetry that v\-v was pcniK-d, 

\\'liicli to devotion pure its aid dotii lend; 

There pore on ^rand yet awl'ul prophecies 

'I'hat do reveal ^reat nations' destinies. 

There we may learn what \et awaits this ICarth — 

Soon to he hurned, and sprin<^ aLjain to hirtiil 

If we chaste Fancy wish to j^ratitX , 

What pleasant fields tor this hefore us lie! 

Pathetic love tales charm the solier mind 

Of yoinin" or olil, ot' \ nl<;ar or retineil. 

In short, thou torniest (juite a perfect Whole, 

Of what we need to please, direct, control. 

And — wonder ijreatl (), lilessed IJook divine — 

With ail thv vast rich treasures — tl on art mine I 

So felt our hero, when pnie (josj^el truth 

Came home to him, while \ et in davs of vouth. 

He was lirou^ht up heneath the "jovfnl souiui," 

And tVom j^real siiarcs l)y this was fenced around; 

^'et, Oh! what <^rief and sorrow Hllcd his soul. 

When he lirst s;iw his heait and conduct foul — 

W^as led to view (Jod's hol\ law arii^'ht, 

And know he was condennied in His just si;j^ht. 

Then, what true jox did Jesus' love inspire! 

It kindled in his heart sincere desire 

To leave, at once, the World's wild, i^iddv thronj^'. 

Whose jov and pleasures all to I'^arth helonij^, 

To join with those whose joys are from Ahove, 

And who have tasted of a Savior's love. 

He, with a choice companion, then applied 

For Christian fellowship; nor was denied. 

All those kind hrethren hearty welcome j;"a\e, 

P'or each was j^lad a sinner's soul to save. 

And joyful praises straijj^ht to (iod ascend. 

To whom the new-made memhers thev commend. 

An Elder, <;rave, <^ave each an exhortation. 

To which theii" hearts respond in approhation. 

Soon C()<)i*Ki{ felt new life, new aims, new themes- 
Which ^ave fresh turns to all his youthful dreams. 
The liihle then hecame his choicest triend; 
At home, ahroad, ditl all his steps attend. 
And its blest inHuence was known to lend. 



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Now \\ h;il ;i diUlicnl ;l■^))L■^•t tliiii<ijs ;i>suim'; 
W'liat oiiLV was darkness, (JosjkI truth- illimu'I 
111 tlio swcot siTviccs ot' Sal)l>ath day- 
Ik' taki's dc'liL;lit — in sj)irit siii<fs and pra*,-. 
\'if\v> I'amiK W'orsliip as an altar raised 
Vn the true (iod, wdn) should he always praised. 
And now, wheneV'i' he take- his walk- ahioad, 
Hears Nature'- \oiie well tuned in praise of (Jod. 
ICach hlade ot" i;ias- that sprin^^- heneath his feet, 
The new-made ha\-, in Sunnner'- fVas^ranee sweet. 
The tloweis that to his cxe- their charms di-elo-e. 
The wa\in<; '^rain, and e\er\ tree that <^rows, 
ICaeh in-ect tlutterin^ in the hri^'iit -uidieams, 
Or fishes sportint^^ in |)ure er\-tal streams. 
Or hird- that rai-e their -oiil;- 1)\ moi"nin<4 li.Ljht, 
At hii^h mid dav, or tlnou^h the moonlit ni;4'ht; 
ICach storm that rises, or pure hree/e that hlows. 
The copiou- rain-, or Winter'- drittiiiL; -now-, 
\'a-t mountain- leariiiLr their hoar heads on hi^^h, 
ICaeh Lrem-like -tar set in the tair Mue sk\ ; 
The herd- wide l'ei.'din<;' in the field- around. 
All li\in;4" thiiiL;- in e\er\ eountr\ fouml. 
All ihe-e in their peculiar wa\s ,ui\e forth 
Praise- to (jod, the Author of their iiirthl 
'•Then, wh\ are Mif/ -o -ilent?" lieM exclaim; 
''.Vnd, those especialh, who know Ili- name: 
Who, through Hi- Liiace, enjov a liea\enl\" hirth, 
W hv ri-e thev not al»o\e the thin<f- of ICartli r" 
The ":t7n'," to Wiij.iam, in hi- warm llr-t love, 
Did trulv seem mo-t ditlicult to ])ro\ e. 
He l)v experience knew hut little thc-n 
Of the sad trials of his fellow men; 
Xor e'er suspected that ///c ficsli remain- 
In each poor sinner who true taith obtains. 
This bitter truth he soon was made to feel. 
Which ;4reatlv damped his xouiii;- and ardent /eal. 
[low humblin^• was the thought that human jiride 
Within (iod's children must be mortified! 
"Sahation all of (irace" first cuts the roots, 
'I'hen the hu<;"e branches, and the smallest shoots. 
Lavs bare the fact, that all of Adam's race 
Are but vile sinners, and in woful case. 
That the most moral amon<i human kind. 
As the most \ieious, arc to sin inclined. 
And if not sa\ed bv (Jrace, not sa\ed at all. 
Hut are hell-doomed, and held in vSatan's tliralll 



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While endless ruin stands hetbre tlieir view, 
And (\(K'^ \\ itli slavish fear their minds iinhne. 

This Scripture tiiith was soon li\ W'ii.i.iam sciii, 

For he had tVoni his \crv childhood heen 

I si'd to the teachin<^s ot' (iod's holv word, 

So that with it his mind was earlv stored. 

However stranj^e indeed it may appear 

'i'o some men's minds, he t'elt no cause to tear: 

I'or though this truth had stripped him of all worth 

In sij^ht of (iod, it called his praises tbrth, 

Bv showing him SaKation tull and tree 

To sinners, whatsoe'er their a;^e, sex or deLfree, 

Who credit the account that (iod has <^i\cn 

or Jesus Christ — tlie precious t;irt ot' IIea\enI 

Xow, t'eelin<^ trulv happv in his soul, 

He t'elt most free to speak the Truth to all; 

That, if hv anv means, he mi<jfht succeed 

In s.tvini^ souls, of whatsover creed. 

His shop-mates saw the ililFerence with surprise. 

And at his cost indnl>^ed in foul surmise. 

He heeded not, hut j)lacetl in God his trust — 

To his employer still continued just — 

And strove with all his mijjht to rectifv 

Each thinjif improjjer which he chanced to sp\ ; 

That his old master mij^ht ha\e no complaint 

Ai^ainst his servant for thus turnin<^ Saint. 

He plied his trade from hetter motives now. 

As (jod- with wisdom did his mind endow, 

And to his just commands led him to how. 

]5y such a course pursued he did enjoy 

True peace ^tt' mind — thouj^h not without allov. 

And Time, who past him Hew on fleetest win>^. 

New joys, new sorrows, to his mind did hrint^". 

At times he still was cauj^ht in Love's sweet snare, 

Which of fresh trials hrouji^ht no little share. 

He was hv nature verv apt to fall 

So deep in love, it did his mind enthral. 

Vet clothed in purit\ was his desire, 

\or e'er to rank unecjual did aspire. 

One thinj; to this time had his thousjhts possessed — 

"To have the ijirl that pleased his fancv hest." 

He had not noticec' what the Woid declares 

On this «rreat matter, so that in his prayers 

He ne'er had asked the Lord to him direct, 

And disappointment came for this nej^lect. 



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'Midst (luiilit- mill liMix lu- llii'i I't'oii' put ;i\\;i\ 
All lli<pii;4^lits III' iiKin iii'^i' to .1 luliiri- (l;i\. 

W'Ikii \vi' ri-:;;ii-(l the iwokI of (indV will. 
A (liilv l<> oiiisi'K c- \\ I' lii-Nt t'liltill 
I'loii) |);is| fxpciifiiif, I would uiiw ;id\i-i' 
'I'liat ;ill \i>uii;j men, in thi^ roNpcit, lie w i^i. 
I\-\v \VL'ii(!itiff luntttTs i;ui attention rhnni. 
It' at puiv pi-aei' and lia|)pinfss we ann. 
I'lian the ^election <>|" a proper wit'e- 
One that nia\ he a true iulp-niate t'oi lite. 
"A prudent wife tVoni (iod alone eaii eonie," 
And oid\ >.ueh ean make a happ\ honii-. 
What dreadl'ul ^tril'e, what w ri'tchediu>> and w of, 
I'^rom error heri- is almost suri- to flow I 




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roll! i>ioomin<^ truit-trecs o er xon Lrarden temi'; 
he sweet \\ il(l-t1owers amid the new-sprung .^rass 
lake it seem earpeted in l''ane\ 's i^lass. 
nd it a earpet proses to those blithe lambs 
hich pla\ around their se\eial watchtul dams. 
II Nature smiles in loxeliesl i^reen attire, 
nd seems to manifest a stronL;- desire 




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\i)\v li;irUI lli;il souml l";ist Il(»;itin^- mi \\\c bivo/i'. 

And striiiniiiiLC forth iVnin 'inid-^t tlii>«,i' (Luk yi-w Ints- 

'I'is iliiuvli-l>i'll inii«>Kl ;iii<l pi'iil folIi)\\s pi.';il, 

Till stroll;; (.'iiniiiuns we lnj^r'ni to tivl. 

Now it pours |"iill oil till.' (k-li;;lit».'(l lmi". 

Soon, cli;iiiL;iiiiu' \\ itli llic uiiiil, tlif slr;iiiis \s c Ikmi 

As if till' lic'lls \\(.Tc iiKiiiv mill'* ;i\vay, 

And soilK- lew tolKs |l;id llRTlU cll;llUl.'d to st|;iyl 

A;4;iin, it roiiK-s in tiill i;iiiiionioiis swell, 
\\ itii tlnillinL,^ powci- ;is 1 rcint inl>i r wril. 

Tlnis pU'iisfd in mind, \\'i;.i,i.\M his \\;i\ imw winds 

'I'oward a hill, which hi- at oikt asii'iids; 

And thi'iiix' pnisui's tiii' road to MiiklaiKTs taim, 

WhiTi- tVom kind tViiiids he mi'i-ts ifci'ption waim. 

'I'hc a^cd matron — siiici' in ^ra\i'-\ard laid — 

Was wont to ii'iidiT him liir tViindU aid 

In shape of" idunsfl — or deliiioiis iari' — 

Of which qood lhin;4s he needed then a share. 

The liieakfast o\ er. sir;iiLcht the IJihIe's hiou^dit, 

A propel chapter tonnd as soon as sought; 

Remarks are madi-, or thi'\ sunn- (|Uestion ask: 

To n'ain instruetion proves ;< pleasing; task. 

This done, sweet In iiiiis of praise to (iod arise 

From well tuned hearts — a jo\ ful saerilleel 

Then, on tiieir knees, in fer\ent pra\er the\ join 

To llim, their Savior and their Friend heni.u^n. 

(ii\e thanks tor care extended throuf_;h the nii^ht, 

And hlessiuLi's thev enjov at mornin<4- li^ht. 

Not oidv Sahhath days thev thus he^an; 

On week-da\s. too, it was their constant plan 

To ioin in worship evei'v ni^ht and morn. 

That the\ Relij^ion e\ er mii^ht adorn. 

Hv this made fit to meet llie ills of lite, 

Thev were preserved from much of worldly strife. 

"Surely," thoui^ht William, "(iod will dei<;n to hless 

This worthv famih w ith rich ha]>]:)iiiessl" 

Ev'n so he ilid; all seven knew the Lord, 

And took, to ;L(ui(Ie them. His most liolv Word. 

I'^n^landl whate'er thv foes mav do or sav. 

Thousands of families for thee will pray, 

Hv love and dutv led. Thev will not cease 

To seek that (iod would bless thv shores with jx-acel 

Know thou, my Countrvl thy great naval store, 



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Tin mlllH•^<>^l^ aiinii^, .nul tli\ i ainiKir'^ luai, 

All' I iiipnliiirr ilsi'ir riiiiipiirc'd with piaMT, 

I'diiii'iI torlli iVom licails which in lh\ lilL>><iiij;>' ^haicl 

I< itVi'>h<.'(l in iiiiiul ami IkkU, to (he road, 
W'ilh '^i.nn\ coiupaiiioiis tVoiii tliat dear ahodo, 
W'l' I.I AM iTtiinis; and in mo>t plcasiii",' talk 
Tina- swifllv tlic^, \\ liili- i-atlnciiiov s the walk. 
They reach the School before the time l>et,Mii, 
When each prepares Mime precious soul to win. 
They, ha\iii:,^ tasti-d (iod's torLji\in<4 lo\e, 
'I'heir j,Matitiide foi' that rich hlessiiii; prove, 
liv teaching; chihheii placed heiieath their caie 
llo\\ the\ may best escape tVom ever\ siiari, 
lie saved from hell, and reach hea\en's mansion- bright, 
To dwell forever in the Savior's si.^ht. 

Ill Siindav School eiiLja^^ed twice each Lord's da\. 

And hearln<^ three discourses, some would s;t\ 

No time coulil then remain for au^ht beside; 

iUit this, my friends, has onl\ to be tried. 

I'or C'()()im;i{, in reserve, two hours still kept 

.\ii raider's invitation to accept, 

Ilim to accompanv to his home, and there 

join in sweet con\ eisation, hvmn or pra\er. 

Thus mostl\ passed his Sabbat' s tor two vears, 

Which kept him tVee from mam doul>ts and fears; 

I-nabled him to work at busine>>- still 

With easy mind, and with ri^ht heart\ \\ ill, 

And find that Wisdom's wavs are pleasantness, 

While all her paths are ]>eace and heart-felt blis>. 

I>iit little now remains for us to note, 
()t niief endured, or of true pleasure sou<i;ht, 
W hile he remained in his dear native j)lace. 
The ijain of leavin;:^ which he had to face. 
ICxcepl Religion, he had but one theme. 
That much enj^a<^ed his mmd in each da\-ilream. 
This oiu- was Immigration, which increased 
111 streiii^th till his apprenticeship had ceased. 
Accounts from dillerent Colonies he read — 
Their capabilities, and state of trade; 
The various climates next lie pondered o'er, 
And Canada preferred still more and more. 
He learned, indeed, the heat and cold were ^reat; 
Jjut thought tlial Nature'^ works would compensate 



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I'm what OIK' ^iiU'ircd from Ikt iliinatt-'s ri^or: 
So |)it"])iM atioii sduii was iiiadc with \i;4oi. 
Mis laHui's laiiiih no olijt'ctioii raisi-d, 
As thi'v had iViinds tht-rc who the iimiitry praisid. 
N'l't all tlinii-^hl Will to si'ck the Lord's diuition ; 
Siiiiii' Ills aid and fallurU piotiitioii. 
This doiR', tlu\ did no lonj^rr lu'sitatc 
'r<i take the steps re(piired in ehiwi'^e so j^ieat. 
I'Ik' kind iiiiplo\ers ot' lioth man and son 
Sliowi-d plainU that their eonlideiue was won: 
ILaeli made tiiem oHIts it" tlu-y wnnld remain — 
( )!' whieli tlu\ had no reason to e(»mplaiii. 
The sill', ;it that one plaei', emplo\ed hati heeii 
I'oi soniethiiii; o\er twint\ \ ears, I wein. 
TluTe he wrought hard hut lor a dieent wa^e — 
And was approachiiiL; last toward old a^e: 
So, dare not loii^^er sneli a plaee I'lv^aj^e. 
While W III. iam's natural romantie turn 
Led him all olleis, -^ood and ill, to sj)iirn. 
ill.' thoiii^ht of little Init Canadian t'anns, 
Anil heedeil not ^Kehellion'- lond alarms, 
W'hieh his old master pointed out to him. 
To put a slop to sneh a foolish whim. 
^'et it eausfd them sineeiest ^rief ol heart 
From all kind friends and relatives to part, 
Without a prospeet of heholdin^ more 
Laeh muehdoNed face, on dear Old I'^nj^laiurs shore. 

At last arrived that most important da\. 
When thev from all must tear themselves awa\, 
An(\ feel, w hat I'2mi<(rants had felt before, 
'I'hat partiiiLj seeiies to tender hearts are sore. 
Their Christian hrethren did them all commend 
To their kind leather, Savior, (iuide and I'rieiid, 
And Ljave to them, as pledj^e of their rei^ard, 
A IJa^^ster's IJihle — (iod'sown ])reeious Word. 
Their kind, deeji feeliiii^s, other friends displaved 
l>v various j^ifts, till partin<^ time delayed. 
And these lo\e-tokens sensihlv alleet 
The ICmij^rants, as jjroof of their respect: 
And often, when thev view them even now, 
A shade mit^ht seem to cross each thouLj^htf'ul hrow. 



Association, most ni\sterious thin<^I 

What strikiiii^ wonders thou hast power to hrin<;I 

* I'll c Itebtllion of iSj;. 



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Aidi'd 1)V ll\ir. \\ I' liiii ri'\ iiw iMil) (lav 
A liiiiidii'il sciiu--, llmii^li tli<iiis;iii(l iiiiK'x :i\\;i\'. 
A sini^li' tli<»ii'4lit, ;tiiii(lst nuuh luppiiii'sv, 
.M;i\ lall ii|) iillai'. which <;i\t' soiv dislivss. 
At othtr tiiiu-s, ri'xcisc of this is triir, 
M^|^t |)li.;isiii<f things ;nv pLicvd lii-lutv oiii \ iiw . 
ISiil til return; the l]r>t (if M;i\ appears — 
A <!a\ fill' fdiid eiiihiaie and slieddiiii;' ti'ai>I 
Sdine tew ;^<i with the tViends tn see them <iir, 
\(ir seek t(i hide tlieir tiais, thdnLCii ludU nia\ senll". 
'I'he\ tal%e tiie huat ; the si^^^nal 's made Id -^tail ; 
'I'he ''• Witter U'//(//'^ shddts Idrward like a dart; 
Siinu' hn^erinjf looks^ sdine tnkiiis dl' adieu — 
Swi'et tdwii, deal' friends, and all, is Idst td \ iew I 
\\ h\ fi'lt iidl Cooi'i-.i! then in rhvmin;^ nidndr 
W'hv did he slijrht the Muse, uhd shdiiid l>i- wddeil 
Whv did he iidt pdur fdrth a partinL;' sdiij; 
IO\pressi\e df his t'eehn^s ;iUva\s slrdn<;r 
I lis IdviiiLC heart was painfulU dppiessed. 
As tdr Sdine nii^hts he had Init little rest; 
Mdst wi-ij^hts eares, too, seemed his mind td illl, 
( )r he init(ht then have sun<^ with ri^ht i^ood will. 
Thev (inward sail, and ['kks'ion reaeh at niidii; 
'I'hen take the coaeh and tra\el further (in. 
At niijlit thev ,y;ain the port of Linkiu'ooi., 
All Ljreatlv ehilled, heeause the nij^ht was eool. 
Dear relatives who li\e there, weleduie <4ive, 
And take them td the house in w hieh the\ li\e. 
Nt\t (lav thev visit manv diilerent doeks, 
Or wdnderin'^- view the huildinns hntje, in hldeks. 
i'hen seek a pidper ship witlidut delav. 
And, having' found one, passatje nionev pav; 
Secure their berths, and place their <;of)ds on hoard, 
Commend themselves and friends unto the Lord, 
And Iniv such comforts as their means allbrd. 
Mistakes aliout the charj^es, and delav s, 
(iave them uneasiness for several davs. 
At last the vessel's towed toward the sea; 
And, Reader, for the present, rest with me; 
Or wait a moment while 1 hrietiv add 
Tliat thev, to leave this port, were trulv j^ladl 



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ItooK v. 

Ill Aiti.iMi.v I .- Atliln-ss to JJoiiiiiHTii', Ijnij;r;ml^ ir;uh 
till' Sr;t. I';iiv\vi'll ti> lliij;l;m(l. WiiiiamV nnpluv- 
iiuiils uii liojid. Storm (k'stiil)i(l, KimiIi I5;mk>> ot' \i\\ - 
r<)iiiiilhiii(l. I'<)j;;;\ wi-atluT. Iii'lur^js sirii. I^aiul >««.(.ii. 
l]iiii;4r;ml's joy. Ship spoktn. L'ro«.!^ (iiilt' if St. Law - 
iviKv. Until Ki\ii. SitiiiT\ , I'll'. An i\f I'll'i'ir (^iic- 
Itir. 'I'o Moiitri'al. 'riii-iKi- hy ()tta\va to Kiii^Ntoii, 
'riuMu\' to Hainiltoii. Si-ttk- mar IJraMtrord, on a luish 
raiin. Shifts for t'uinitinv. W ii.i.iamV narrow csiapi- 
tVoni Di-ath in loj^^in;^. His nlisli of" hush si;^lits and 
sounds. Wants a lonipanion. Kisohitioii loriiM-d and 
Ixipt, RiinaiUs incidi'iit to it. Conclusion. 



Ilail, pcait'tul L'oinnKTcvI in ihv Ljlorious train 
Kieh hlcssiii^s conic to those who tlii'i- maintain. 
ICiiLcland h\ thci- for ct-nturics lias hccii hk-st ; 
'Tin worth to her lan siaici-U hi- cxprcssM. 
I!y thy facilities tiic Scriptures spread 
l'*roni shore to shore, on (Jod's own erramU spid! 
Impelled hv thee our ships proud Ocean hears, 
While each fair port a tliri\iii;r aspect wears. 
Millions of jfold hv thee are well emplovcd. 
And the rich profits h\ each class enjoved. 
ThroU'^h thee j^reat Nature's overflowing" stores 
I''rom distant lands are hrou^ht unto our doors; 
increasing much our comfort and <kli^ht, 
Without al)atiii<r aiiv civil rij^ht. 
Nav, more; producin<;-, 1>\ thy swav, sweet hands 
To huid Us to j(i\c Peace our hearts and iiands; 
And thus to strike a death-Mow to all war, 
Whose hrutal spirit ktep^ our minds ajar. 
Throu<j[h tlice our mammoth maiiufacturinu" places 
Send forth tiieir wares to ICarth's remotest races: 
l»\ which means many thousand poor are fed, 
And trained to Industry — liy \'irtue led — 
I'se ri^iht the skill with whicli thev are endowed; 
Of such like men mav ICiiLflaiid lon<jf l)e proutl. 
And e\er foster, hv Ljood wholesome laws, 
Those trades which help so mi<jhtil\ her cause! 
O, max that dav l>c distant that shall l)rinin' 
N'ei;lcct of thee, from whom such j^ood <k)tii spriiij.jl 
Hail, peaceful Commerce! still a lieartv hail! 
As 1 2)roieed with my unvarnished tale. 



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"Aflii'u, m\ iKitixi.' LmikII m limj^ Adii'iil 

Thy iiuicli-l()\ I'd shores, fast t'adin;^' tVoin m\ si|L(lit, 
( )r Miiirs ])rcsc'r\ I'd in fondest iik'Ukhn hrii^litl 
Should I l>i- spaivd lo rt-acli \<in distant I'oast, 
KinH-nihrantvs of tlit't.- will not \k- lost. 
Should I he prospt'ivd in Canadian woods, 
Willi a sutlicifiKS of this world's ;^oods, 
I still with pleasniv will look hack to thee. 
And hail tin tokens ot' prosperitv I 
Will still reniendier, with a jo\ fnl heart, 
ICaeh nuiehdo\ed faei*^— eaeii inteiestini; |)art. 
(), ma\ tin peaeefnl Arts still llonrisji round, 
And happir.ess in eveix nook he found I 
May tin threat Kuieis teel an interest siill 
in all tliy weal — and chity thus fnllill 
Adieu, in\ Country ! nias'st thou e\er he 
A I'riend" to Tintli, and Mistress of tlu' Seal" 



Now on the dark hlue ( )eean's Iiosom last, 

\auy;ht hut the sea an<l skv are seen, at last, 

Sa\e liinu trihes, w hieh, spoitin;^ in the deep. 

Seem swiftlv past the nol>le ship to swei'p; 

Or llii^hts of l)irds ietnrnin<;' from ahroad, 

\i\ instinct led, to charm each ICiiiu'lish wood. 

With sails well tilled, the \ essel plows her wav 

in i^allant trim, nor heeds the (lashin<r spraw 

\"et William's time ne'er st'i'ined to haii<^ on hand; 

His days tlevv sw iftly Iw, on sea or land. 



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Sciiie'tiiiu-^ a liook lii>> flu'^c attention craNcs — 

At tniK's, tor liours, lie watcliLs the daik \va\L's, 

Or sitN and i^a/t's on tliat li(|ui(l blue, 

And calU up i)l'antoni> ot' >liani;c sliape and luic; 

()i' tries to reali/e a shipwreek scene, 

'I'ill he scarce knows i>ut lie throuj^h one has heeii ; 

Oi'. ha\in!4- toinid a worthv Christian friend, 

In sweetest converse nianv hours would spend. 

( )ne storm tliev had — it was the onlv one— 

Which histed l)ut a da\, and then was Ljone. 

lie oft had longed most ea;4erl\ to see 

'I'he foaminiL;- hillows in tlieir majesty; 

And now iIh'\ came, with de.-perate t'tu'v fraught. 

As if tliey set all human ski)! at naut;htl 

Strong;" and more stroni^lv blows the mit:,ht\ wind. 

Till the tall masts like merest saplin<^s bend I 

Anon, the \ esse! ship- a weii;ht\' sea, 

Tlien all below is dread and misery; 

While the salt water pi ".rs in torrents down. 

As it" inclined the Emigrants to drown I 

Soine women shriek, and children crv aloud. 

While men toward the hatchways qr.ickU crowd, 

Not now inclined to utter oaths profane. 

Or break a Jest a meed of praise to s^ain. 

I^ome, on their knees, implore the "\'ir<^in's" aid; 

And some true |)ra\er is to the Sa\ ior made. 

The wind abates, Init still the sur;4es roar, 

Hearts fearful beat, and consciences feel sore. 

ICie loni;-, the calm l)ei4"ins to be perceived^ 

And man\ feel as speedily relieyedl 

Some hasten to the deck to look aliroad, 

l>ut few are found returning thanks to (jodi 

^'et some there were who truly "grateful felt. 

And spake (iod's praise as the\ before Ilim knelt. 

Then Wii.i.ia.m saw, more clearly than before, 

His wondrous wisilom and His mi;^htv ])owerI 

He felt (jod's t^oodness in both storm and calm, 

And sense of this was to his soul like balm. 



Now thev ap|)i()ach the Hanks of Xewf(nnidlan<l, 
And densest t'oL;' prexails on e\ei'y hand. 
Nbire danger does beset them than before. 
For the\' mit;ht be b\ lari^er ship- run o'er. 
Strict watch is ki'pt, and lights huntj out with care, 
That the\ may not be taken unaware. 
Small sail is t-arried till the sk\ be clear; 



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^'L■t (iiiwaid, ill their proper coiir^f, thcx >>t(.(.T. 
Icc'Iht^^n arc -fcii; aii<l now tlic wuiiomc cr\ 
Of '-Land O's" lu'ard tVoiu oil" the t<)p-ma>t" h\'j;]\'. 
All c\i's arc strained to catcli the joyful si,u"hl. 
And Newfoundland i> iiailed with true delight! 
Now soon a sinartd)uih ship i- near at hand- 
A splendid cratt I just come from ^ aid<ee land, 
llow ^raccfulh slic hounccs o'er the \\a\c, 
Which seems desirous hcf fair t'oini to la\el 
A spt-akinj^- distance ver\ soon she "^aiiis, 
And *'Ship-a-ho\ r' is heard in loudest strains. 
Salute thus courteous is l)v each addressed. 
And ([uestions j)ut — in seaman's piirase expressed. 
This done, awa\ the gallant ship has sped. 
Like some fair phantom which we do not dread I 

Saint Lawrence (Julf thev verv swiftl\- cross, 

And reach the Ri\er without harm or loss; 

Then enter south of .Vnticosti's Isle, 

While each ^lad face is heaminj^ with a smile. 

C()<)1m;i{ had read of this majestic stream: 

Of half its l)eanties he could never (h'eam! 

A pilot taken, hlest with proper oree/.e. 

They soon are carried past tine j^roves of trees. 

Sweet islands sprin<^, like fairv scenes, to view, 

And each tresh turn presents them something; new . 

The pure j^reen water tempts their thirst\ souls, 

As forward in its course the river rolls! 

Neat, painted houses on each hand are seen. 

And tin-clad spires sav, "Here Reli;j,ion 's ]>eenl" 

The ICmii;rants conceived that Nature wore 

.V lovelier ijreen upon Canadian shore 

I'lian they had ever seen in vSprinj^- before! 

I>ut this was all delusion, and the eilect 

Of ship])oard life, which the\- did not susjH'ct. 

Now thev soon mark a ledge of rugged rock. 

Stretching near half across the river deep — 
V\\ place to give unwarv ships a shock. 

And cause their crews in sad despair to weep, 
(^uite high and i\v\ upon that rude Rock's crest 

A ship they spv; a total wreck it seems! 
This vessel had old Ocean's l)illf)ws jiressed. 

And neared the Port — oft seen in sailor's dreams. 
How came it there? Had they no Pilot ta'en r 
Was he unskillful? No one could explain! 
Then felt the Emigrants most trul\ ''lad 



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TitK i:MM;uAN'r Mi;i n.wii' 



That thc'v a safe and ijlcasaiit vovaj^t- liail. 
At hist tlu'N ivath that \\ (.•ll-Uiiowii place, (iios Isle, 
And are ohlii^r^-d t,, amhor tor a wliile. 
l'"<)r '•(^iiaraiuiiie ins|K'eti(>i)" thi'\ prepaie; 
'V\\v heitlis ail' eleaiised, and decks are scruhhed willi care 
And hnnian hein^^s whd had lost all traces 
( )l" cleanliness, were made to scrnh their taci'sl 
This done; thev ninster in clean >iarnients dressfd, 
To meet the Doctor, at the Mate's l)eliest. 
No serions sickness to his eve appeared; 
\'et some tor want ot" decenc\ are jeered. 
Permission lo proceed the\ then ohtain; 
The //t'-/i(i-/icavr .' ^'^ "^"".^ ""t in jox ial strain, 
And rests the anchor in its place a^ain. 

ICre this, some stranije manenvers on hi<^h land 
(iain onr tVieiids' notice, and thev <^a/in>^ stand. 
Some men, at mast-like pole, to work are seen 
With dilFerent halls, and what can it all mean? 
\\ ii.i.iA.M incpiires, and learns with nuich surprise, 
In this wav thev send news and ijet replies I 
That now the\'re ti/corap/ih/i^ to (^nehec — 
T!ie line old citv, seen just like a speck — 
Of their ijood ship's arrival, safe and sound — 
llei" name -the people's numher in her found. 
Men dreamt not then how soon it would transpire 
I'hat news, 1)\ lii^htniuLC, could l)e sent through wire! 
The fame of this, () Morsel to thee helonj^s. 
And tin 'ureat name does honor to m\ son^s. 
Lout;- ma\'st thou li\f, and reap tiie just reward 
( )f tin L;real lahor, in ^ood men's rc'^ardl 

Tlu'\ reach (^uehei', and anchor in (hie time 
Mefore its heights— so towerini;" and suhlimel 
What views now meet their tinl\ raptured sii>ht — 
All Natine's suiiiin<;' In the evenint^ li^litl 
The fills of MontmoriMU-\ , just helow— - 
With all her foam, most likt- to dri\en snow, 
And e\er-iisin^ mist — proclaim aloud 
The HeiiiLT and the Presence of her (iodi 



WHiat ijlorious Craft is that which now appears 
With ;4'i;k'et'ul ino\fuient, as the ship shi- nears?' 
'"'•Cainnh'ai/ /fic^'/c" steamship she is calleil; 
Like that <;reat hird she seemetl hoth proud and bald! 
The Emi<_frants hehold her with surprise. 



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(^uitr sure Mich spk-iidid si^lit ik-Vt met tlijir i-n i-s. 
Kw \<tu'^ our tULJcr fiic-nds are made to know 
'I'liat to the steamer thev will have to ljo. 
This pk-ases tliem, for the\ liave prixtuers l)feii 
lor six loii!^ weeks, aud want a change of sciiii'. 




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I in.- IMIX Nfl.llH.-U, IIK\ OIU lllL' SIlip ,V(11L'U, 

Tiien with <^reat jos their journe\ soon renew. 
\l\ that eoiueyaiiee the\ reach Montreal, 
Iamvc that h\ harj^es which had comfort >inall, 
And take the Ottawa, w hose watei'^ dark 



And take the Ottawa, w hose watei'^ dark 
In pure St. Lawrence leave tiieir dini^N mark. 
I'p this dark rivei, and canal Rideau, 
They jouniev on, with speed at hest hut >«low ; 
Sometimes throu!n"h swamps, of dread mos(|uitoe'~ 
Now towed hy Steamers, now h\ horsi-s dull; 
In this way come to Kinj^ston, on tlu- Lake — 
The j^ieat Ontario — and a Steamer take, 
rpon their journey cpiickly thev proceed, 
With much more comfort, and far greater sjicrd. 
SatViy and soon they leach their destined place. 
To meet with tVicnds and friendship's warm end)raLe. 
rhaid<tul to (iod for journe\in^ mercies granted, 
They settle in a X'ill.'^e newlv planted. 

The tViends they met with their warm lo\f di-pla\ed 

By !4()od advice and necessarv aid, 

in trying- to procure for them a farm, 

\\ here tlu'v mi'^ht live, and have some comforts warm. 

riiesf with our tViends were joined in Church connection, 
And none were hackwaid to evince affection. 
Young- L'ooFKR soon was pleased, a^ man coulil he. 



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That tliii't.- ol' iIk'hi, u Ikhii u i- >hall ikiiik' as "C- 



W'liiild leave tlu'ir homt- and l)iisiin.>> caio a\\ liik-, 

'l"(> tiiulj^f with liim, oil foot, for inaiw a luilc, 

Throiii^h Suiiiiikt's heal, and with iuo>t kind intention, 

I''oi" purposes of u liK'li I liave made mention. 

lie at sneh times would j^a/.e upon tlic trees, 

W hose loftv lieads were howiui^ to the hrce/e, 

Till he could f"aiu\- them a hand devout 

lCn;4aLffd in woiship, hevond any douht. 

Now he Ihst heard those "soft aii<l souldike somids" 

|-'roni vast "pine j^roves," which seemed to ha\i' no lionnds. 

Till ill his pure soul with their sweet melodv, 
Till it awoke his own rude minstrels\ , 
And uKule him lon<^ near hv to settle down 
In some small hut which he could call his own. 
This wish, in part, ere louij was <rratitie<l— - 
The father houi^ht a farm, to which they hied. 
'Twas six miles from the \ illaj^e, and a place 
Where nuich hard lahor stan-d them in the face; 
And theie the\ foiuid that, havinj; spent their money. 
It would not soon \ ield them much "milk and honex." 
Mut \et it j)romised, from its rich. Mack soil, 
A full reward, in time, for cash and toil. 
So, in !4(«)(1 heart, witliout one "if," or "hut," 

Thev set to work to tix a rootless hut. 
This done, thev placed their j^oods in ship-hoard st\ ie. 
With t'uiiiitnre dispensint^ for awhile. 

Their lioxes served (piite well for chairs and tahle, 
.And on tlie iloor thev sle|)l if thev were ahle — 
l"i i' dread mos(|nitoes, and the he.it intiiist-. 
Made L;-ood sound sleep he often hanislu'd thence. 
\'et (iodV kind care kept ail in health and spirits, 
.\nd thev found Industrv had still its merits. 
I''rom (lav to dav thev did tlieir axes sei/i", 
.\nd lahor hard in cuttintj down line trees, 
()r iK-anin^; up a l'\illtnc ''.^ainsl the l'"all- - 
For which their skill was trulv verv small. 



I're lon;4- thev purchasi>d a voimt^-, wild ox-team. 

Which had for months heen wandering;- in tin- woods, 
Wheie thev did not hut eat, and drink, and dream. 

Like lords of all in those dee]) solitudes. 
( )ur Wii.i.iAM acted as the Teamster still, 
.And did his hest to train them to his will; 
Yet lor a time thev would not brook restraint, 
gut ran to th' woods, on dan>^erous frolic bent. 



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()iui, \\ liik- ;it l<>^i,Mn^^ our r;i\\ ti'.iiii^ltr till, 
Ami tlii' iiii^/i <>\ trod on his toot ;is wt-ll; 
111' Irii'tl to rise. I)iit t'oiiiid it \\ ;is in \;iin. 
And tiiou^lits of" llu'ii in;id tricks shot tinoii'^h his lii.iin 
III' ;4iiitl\ tomhi'd ihi-ni with his s;i|)lin'4 ;4"'i<l< 
W lii'ii thr\ s|)i;niy sidi\\;i\s with thiii lii';i\ \ lo;id. 
Cjiiiik ;is ;i ii^htnin;^'s ll;ish tin- lo^ thi'N dii-w 
( )\ r Willi am's |)io>tr;itc' toini ( ), s;id to \ii'wl 
W'iu-n wondrr t^ri'.it- tin- i;ittli' stood (|uiti' still 
(In siriit olndii'iui- to thiir MjUit's will)! 
Mis hi;id uiis on a lo^;, iiis lu-ik \\ ;is hjiid. 
As it" tor sonii' dri';id ;i\-stroki- ijiiiti' pnpjiid. 
Till' lo^ thi'N driw iipoii his shouldiT ii-sti'd - 
And thus his ioni;i<fi' w ;is sf\i'ii-l\ tisti-d. 
( )ni nioii' sli>r|ii niovr would suri'U iiusli his lu-.td ; 
In one short monu'nt more he nii^iit he de;i<II 
Still the\ nio\e not I \\';is this not I'lovideneer 
Conii', Sieplics, ;niswiT; hi-re is no pi'etenii'; 
\\ hut I rehite ;ne onI\ simple t":uls, 
(iiven with lh;it thitlit'nlness which trnth exaets. 
The It her toiwaid ran, in dreadtiil tear; 
"O. W II. MAM, thon ait hurt I" tell on his ear. 
The lo^ was raised, when up at onee he rose, 
Thout^di I"eeliiii4' nuich as if his hlood was iVo/e. 
lo parent's kintl iiKpiirii-s lu- ri-])lied, 
"I t'eel no hurl except a hruised side." 
I Jut taintness o'er him soon he<;aii to eome. 
When he was i^hul to reach his rude lo^ home; 
And tVom that hour has e\er thankt'ul heen 
I'or (iod's deliverance — so clearl .' seen. 
A few short hours sutliced to l)riii<4 him round. 
And he at loirjrjnjr speediK was foun^l. 
There still was somethiiiLj in this w ild l)Ush-lile 
To suit a mind ne'er lornied tor woildh strite. 
The chop]ier's (piick re\ erheratiiiLj' stroke — 
The well-trained oxen, toilinj; in the vokc — 
The distant cow -hell's e\ er-chanjj^in^i^ sound — 
The new -chopped tree's deej) thundeiin^- on tlie ground 
The pattei' of the rain on forest leaves, 
The tree-tVo<x's pipe, which ott the ear deci-i\es; 
The hlaziufj l()<;-heaps, and the rude rail tence — 
The wild-l)ee's hum of ;.;ratitu(le intense 
I'or hoards of hone\, whicii our woods still \ield; 
The plenteous crops contained in each small lleld ; 
The Sunnner eveniui^'s son»j^ of "Whip-])oor-w ill," 
Near, or remote, while all hcside is still; 



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so II IK I-, MK.KWI MIA HANK. 



Tlif I I.iiiiiii IX1-. tiuuV must |i;iisli (lisiunhiiii notr; 

TIr' liiiif j;i\, pKHic I<i stial l>\ iiMtiHf tiiiii;lil; 

TIk- l".Miiti(ius \\ i)i)il|H'iki'r— the pij^a-uiTs tlii^lit; 

The siKikc, iiiii()\iiiiis, ^hdiiij; out of sij^lit — 

'I'hfsi- sii^rlits iiiid soiiiuU hroii^^lit pIi'Msurc to hi-- niiiid, 

Most htMi t-lc'll pli'iisiiit.', ItMxiii;^ pt.';KC' hchiiwl. 

And thimirh he toiU'd witl. ;ill the (.'jij^c'riK-Ns 

\\ hich \()iiths i)t' iirdi'iit U'liipi-i Jimciils possess, 

Till Ills poor liod\ e\cT\ iii^iit \v;is lired, 

lie e\eiinorc- these sounds and si<jhts aihiiired. 

And uauL,dit hut IhdUi'U health eould e'er have drove 

lliiu iVoni those woods, in which he loved to love. 

Meanwhile, he took tiie tlrst eomeiiient time 
To ^et some cheii v lo^s, in soundness prime, 
J'rom wliifli rude hedsteads he eontiived to make, 
'I'hat they tluir rest mi^ht with mote eomroil lake. 
He made a tahle, too, and felt (juite ^lad 
That thev at last so i^-ood a tahle had. 

These thinj^s were spoken of not l)oastinjifl\ , 

l)Ut with a \ iew to let new-comers see 

How, In the IJush, strange shifts and turns are made, 

liv those who, rii^htly, are of iicht atVaid." 

Tile Cooi'KKs, simple minded, could not hrook 
To stand as dehtois in a tradesman's hook; 
And e\en to this day — throui^h ei<ihteen veais — 
'Twould i^rieve them sore should the\ l>e in arrears. 
And I am sure it would he helter tar, 
That families sliould themsehes tVom deht deliar. 
Than hlast their prospects, as too main do, 
\\\ what they have so often cause to ruel 

From this dii^ression let us now return. 

To note what William found with deep C(tncern: 

That " 'Tis not i^ood tor Man to he alone,'' 

As said hy (iod, in Wisdom's solemn tone. 

This now appeared to him a serious truth, 

I'ar more than it had done in davs of xouth. 

The hiids still paired, and had their separate nest, 

I'^rom love responsi\e in each son_i:fster's hreast; 

l>ut, thouj^h he loved on Nature's face to .i^a/e, 

And mark the heauties which each da\ displa\s. 

He felt a vacancy in his voun*;- hreast, 

For he no lov'd companion then possessed. 

l-"ar differoit was it in his native land — 

There, such an one might always he at hand. 



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I. fit liiin small -^paix' tVoni wliicli :i iiiati' to iliouso. 
(iud's word taiiK' to liis aid, and tlitii in pravci 
III' liirc'U l!im-.<.-ir upon his l^itlu-i's caiv. 
That word dfilan-s, th;it "Ik- who liad iioi spati-d 
His \sA'IIdii-lo\ I'll Son, \\;is not picpaii'd 
I'or onci' withlioldin^ iVoni liis ihildii'n (Kai 
Aiinlil whiih tht'\ n'.'c'd, w hiU- stih sojoninin;; htU' 
Ihis pnrioiis promise piovi'd to \h- as hahn, 
'I'o kii'p his troul)lc'd hcMit at piisriit cahn; 
And hi' ri'solvfd in patit'nii' sijll to wait, 
'I'ih (ioil should lind lor him a tini- "iu-lp-matt'." 



I'liis rt'sohitioii ("orinnl, was Uc'|)t intact, 

\oi was the stivii^th his own, for that \\v la-kod. 

Ik', lhoii<^h so \<inn<x, had vrrv ilfarU sf(.n 

I'liat Man, in cvctn' aj^c, is pronr to k'an 
I pon an aim of tk-sh- most iVail support I 
Which olu-n fails us, oft makes us its sport. 
And \i't, () stranj^ff ])crv<.'rsit\ I we ilinn 
To that w hich never can us eomlort hiinji. 
lie knew 'twas hetter to feci Hesh so weak 
As to lie forced his strength from (iod to seek; 

i'o ii'i'l, hke I'aul, "Ilowevef weak we he. 
We may still ^lor\ in In(liniit\ ." 
l''i(>m day to day, tVom week to week ma\ pi o\ e 

I'lie prt'ciousiiess ot' tiiistinn' in (iod's lo\e! 
Should we do this, (nn- jo\ w ill never eease — 
Dark tliin;_fs will all look hii^htl Our end he pea.el 



nil. l.MIl.ltWI MIMIAMC. 



IJOOK \ 1. 

Till. .\k(.imi.vi. Atldn-ss lu Kin.il Liif. ,\ii ;i\c r;i<;c' >>;im- 
|»k' of ;i I .ii^j^rjiij^r.lni. (l^.sc I ilnd, 'I'lii' l\;i->l. Tlir l.'>^. 
j^tTs' jfsis, ;iii(l ollii T iiuidi'iits. IJiirniiii; Loj^-liiMps. 'I'lic 
I-"i,'j;i'r*'' Siijn^-. \\'ii,i.iA.\i\ lliKiiLrlil'^ ;iii(l fni|)l<)\ iiu'iit>< 
ill Aiiliimii. Tlu' AiilimiiKil ^;irl> uf tui-s. KilUi lions 
coiiiui U<l tlu'nw ill). Tlu r;miil\ '■> S;il>li;itli-<i;i\ I'liiplns- 
iiu'iits. lU'^iimin^ of t liiii iuKlsliips. W'li.i.iwi Icjvfs 
tlu' I'liivli I'm N'iiia^r life', Iml nodii ri'tiiiiis. I'lillii'i '- n;ir- 
mw t>siM|)i' lioiii i)i'iiii^ cTiislud Ii\ till' t;iiiiii;4. W'iiilii 
finplov iiic'iits. l'ri|);n;iliiins fur Si^ai -nuking. I'rucfss 
(Ic'sci il)t.-(l, S»jjaj( r\\ Skii'T. C<niLlu>it>ii. 



Ilaii, Rural Utfl from whom suili plia-uri'N ■-|iiin;4, 
'I'lial I iindkc m\ Mu^c tin ^■lla^m^ to ^in,u• 
\\ lift her I \ icu tlicf in iiu iiativi- hmd, 
WlicTi' Scicncf Ii'IkU ti) ludiistrv Ikt hand, 
\\> make luT loniticlds \ icid a dinilile >t<»ic, 
( )r l)t'aiitit\ her landscapes iiinrc- and more — - 
Where wealth immense is \ei\ iVeeU spt-nl, 
l>\ those who on tin weal are still intent; 
Or here, in Canada, thy face I view 
( )n well-eleaied farms, or those which are (juite new ; 
However rude th\ t'eatuies, or despised — 
Thoui^h in Town-lite. th\ charms In me are prized. 
A sense of these still nrj^es me aIon<^', 
As I proceed with m\ unlettered sodl^: 
And every line which 1 ma\ write- on thee, 
I trust will e\ idence sincerit\. 



The new-come settlers now w ith speed prepare 
To lo^ the fallow they have cleared witli care. 
I'or Summer, with her lieat intense, has tk"<l. 
And f nit-crow lied Antunni has come in her stead, 
rile bnislt^ well dried, is hurnt; and all around 
Loirs, hlack and charred, are hin^ on the niound. 
These into heaps must ever\ one he drawn, 
liy means w hich to all l>usii-men are well know n. 
IIa\e thev not streii'^th or time the work to dor 
The\ ask their neiLchhorV help, and o\eii, too. 
And tellow -teeliii;^, spninn- from their own need. 
Leads these the summons to ohev with speed. 
Should the set da\- he tine, the\ start from home 
Without regret, and to the fallow come. 



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()tu' liioks "^u |);ili.', Iif sc'fins not lit till- wmk; 

ll;i> li;i(l tin- .!,;'//<•, and it still doth link 

In lii> pour franic', and may a^ain apprar 

A dn/cn times Wffuiv hi' \ (.loscd the year! 

Sonu- others, also, wear (juite sickly looks, 

As (hon;L,di lhe\ had inn deep in nactni-s" hook--; 

Or are redneed, li\' heat and toil intense. 

Till work, with them, \><)nld seem luit nieii' pretemi'. 

iJnt let ns not pre-judj^e them; the\ lia\e hearts 

l>ra\e as a lion, and will aet their parts. 

The "tixnis^s" ready, some experienced hand 

A "Come, Iioysl Let 's to work I" i^ives as command. 

This said, their stren<;th and nnmhers thev divide; 

''Haw, Uiickl" "(Jee, Uri^htl" is heard on excrv ^ide. 

"Movs, l)iin<;- \()nr haiiJspilccs ; raise this monster lo;^ 

'I'ili I can hitch the chain — JJ/irk! la/\ doi^I 

Stand o'er, 1 sayl What ails the stnj)id heasl.- 

Aiil now I see; von think von ha\e a feast!" 

Hitrk- snatches at a clnmj) ot' herhaj^e near, 

.\\\i.\ deems it is, to iiim, most savorv clieer; 

Hut thwack, thwack, thwack, comes tVom the hlue-heech j^oad; 

lie takes the strokes nj)on his forehead liroad 

\\ ilh (hie snhmission; moves a little piece. 

That those unwelcome Mows may sooner cease. 

Tlie chain is hitched; "//(i'TC, now!" is londh heard. 

And the iialf-huried Io'lj is disinterred. 

''(iel upl (jo'lon^r" vociferouslv shouts 

I'.verv ox-teamster, at these lo^^in<^ bouts. 

The heap is reached; now list the loud ''Whoa-av I" 

Louder and louder, till the oxen sta\-. 

The chain 's unhitched; "Now, hoysl vour handspikes seize; 

Lift! Altojjfether! Rest it on your knees; 

There; roll him over. Ahl 'twas nohl\- done! 

Tile the will drv his coat, as sure 's a i^un!" 

And thus, to lij^hten toil, thev pass the joke. 

Or stand a moment to have serious talk. 

One ot some accidents his neijjjhhor tells. 

Till each warm bosom with emf)tion swells; 

How Jack ]\Liij^uin was lo<^<rin;4 at a "iJee," 

And j^ot his rij^ht le<( broke beneath the knee; 

How he, throu<j^h careless treatment, was laid up 

For tiiU two months, antl had scarce bite or sup. 

Or how Will Sims was choppinj^ near his house, 

And his best ox was teedinu^ on the "browse," 

When all at once the (piiverln*^ tree descended 



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I |)"(ii till' Iii.;i-»l, Mild lliu>- lii^ lili' \v;i- i'IhIiiII 

Aiioii \\ I' imtici- tli;it f;iih -iiiiilt\ Imlv 

Ik-jiii-' with l;<i()(1 hiimin', mikI tin- ciUiNC w l- ti:Hr 

To thf -iipplv tit" Tf/t/.v/'r iiist |);ni;iVii — 

A tlim;4' wliiih ntUii piovi's \\\v --i-ttK'i'-- Ikiik-. 

.\<;;iin tlu's work with stimiiliitnl stivn^tli. 

And, 'midst iiKHv noi^t.', thr 1i»lj-Ik';i|)s ri^f ;i( Un^tli. 

'I'lic diniuT hour aiiiws; the- horn is Mown 

To maki' tlu' faiM to all the lo^f^frs Uiiowii. 

The teams to souk- iK-ar pastuif now aii' led, 

Or uitii new hay m(»st plentifnllv Int. 

The men make lor llie house with decent iiasle— 

None aiv inelined to let time I'un to waste. 

IJut this doi's not ]))e\enl the laiin'h and jest. 

At the hlaek t'aee h\- e\ei\ one possessed. 

'I'o wasli is ueedhil, and retVeshin^, too, 

So all n'o at U without more ado. 

This task pt-iformed, whiih all should taki' deli^i;ht in, 

The\ to the leas] piepared need no in\itinL,^ 

Their hea\ \ lalmr n'ives an appetitt'. 

And the\ ean eat wi'h relish and deli'^ht. 

I5ut llrst theif host, if he's a Christian man, 

(ii\es thanks to (iod with all the warmth \\i- ean. 

Then all the wmknien ample justice do 

To those' <_;()od tliin<;s so temptiuLJ to the \ iew . 

Deal" Ke.idef, have \i)U seen a lo^■'_rin;4■ least r 

N'or Wait a while, and I will ])laee at least 

"^riie chief ini^iedients hel'oie \<niv exes; 

Jlefe's a hu;j,e prime liai)i ; there aie pumpkin pies; 

Mealy potatoes next ouf notice claim — 

The bread and hutter we need ne\ er name, 

Thev must he there of course; and here's ;i di-,h 

Of no mean si/.e, well tilled with splendid llsh. 

That 's boiled, fresh mutton; Ihosc are nice ;4recn peas; 

This huckleberrv jiie is >ure to please! 

And now I'll cease — no, three things \ ct remain; 

Tea, cream and suLfar, nuLjht of slight complain! 

There, will this dor Or is there somethiuL; more 

Which vou would thnik it rii^ht to set before 

.Such worthy eaters? 1 am satisfied 

It can 't be bettered in oiu' Bush-land wide! 

(jood as it is, and huntj;^r\- as they are. 

They caimot from ^ood Jests themselves debar. 

One sees his neit^hbor cast a lonj^inj^ glance 

Toward that berry pie; and, rare jj^ood chance! 



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"Ti- iirair*! Iiliii; lu' iliiukU'^ witli di'liiihr, 

Ami i» aliinit to uliip it out ot' si;^r|it ; 

|>nl I'ipHuiu-. -till ijpriiioiis, -^ivts tJu' .\i>; 

lli- IH'MIV-t IK-i^lllmr (|i>i'> ;m illlir(.--t slluw 

in tlii> proic'cdin'^, ami tlii.- pic lia- -natilud, 
(^)iiiti.' in l;ikm| liiiiiior, iTi.' iIut stl'c-iin.'> well liati lioll 
I'Ik' ilisappoiiitid roiiplf s\ mpathi'^i.'. 
Ami ~i'4iial to cath ollu,', with tlu'ii" (.-w-. 
'I'lir llilid OIK', (|iiiti- iiii-rlii-li, di't'iiis tlii' ji.'st 
(ioiR- tar iiioiiL;h, and iio\\ ri'soKt.-. 'li- ln'-t 
To liilp liim-i'll", an<l hand ronnd to llu' ti'st. 
AiiothiT to the li-ht.-- take- a notion, 
\\ ith more ot' sclllshne'-s than u i-e piiiaiition. 
lli- \\ oiU-niate -])ii> thi-, and renio\es tin- |)ri/e 
A /(•(//(• I'mther iVoni hi- Ion,!^in'j; e\ e-. 
Sneh joke- pas- iVec; and no ijreat wroii^ i- done 
To real ^food-tello\\ -hip ii\ liannle— tun. 
"I'i- o'er at la-t, when ino-t of" thian paitaUe 
The pipe delieiou-, tor it- o\\ n dear -ake. 
'I"he\ re-t and -moke, and -moke and re-t a;4ain, 
I ntil the ''Come, ho\ -I" -onnd- in londe-t -train. 
( )iiee nioiL' to woik, with iVi'-h alacrity, 
The\ leaeh the fallow, plea-ed a- men can he. 
The team-tei- call their cattle, not far -traved, 
l)Ut ihew int^- cud heneath -ome i^reen tree's shade. 
"L'o' Ihirk! Co' liriolit r lhrou,i,dioiit the wood- le-oniid, 
And each trained ox move- torwaid at the sound. 
ALCain the work .n'oe- forward, a- Itetore. 
Till nearlv ni<fht-fall, w hen their ta-k i- o'er. 



Xau^ht low remain- hut -cattered chip- and -tick-, 
Which their ho-t'- h()])et\il -on at lei-ure |)ick-, 
And la\- upon the heaps — some here, -ome there — 
I'he liurnin;,;- to assist, which needs due care. 
'Ti- su])per time; attain the horn is heard, 
And its deej) tone- has woodland echoes stirred. 
Most charmin;,;- sound to my poetic eai"; 
And every time 'tis heard still tar more dear! 
The\- liear the sound, but vet seem loath to t^o; 
And w hen the\ do, their stejis are \er\- slow. 
Thev are well tiretl: no wonder; -uch a da\- 
Ot' work laliorious woulil some tire tor a\el 
Once more the\- wash; once more they freely ciTl ; 
Then lij^ht their pipes; and now each other j^reet 
With warm "(jood nij^htl" Init, ere thev have departed. 
Their host thanks them, from yratilude warm-hearted. 



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rill*. I'.MU.It.W i MIUIIANU. 



Now :ill :ii\' '^oiu'. -MM' IW't, \\\\i> skiilU luhiiiil, 
()!' till- yojiiL^iT sort ; :uiil, if I :iim iiot liliml, 
A iiiii|)li' ((f liri^^'lit •/\\\> 1 I'.iiU-tl III iiu-iilinn, 
All- ui»l nuiU' i.ii;i\v;iiv ••(' titcir iiiti'iitioii. 

Hut tllis is llilt lll\ llllxilless, so ril |);|ss 

'I'o iltlu r lllillLJx, ;mil ll't iMfll inllll Ills lilss. 

SI mull I next (l;i\ piuxc- ;i IliR- oni-, with a l>ivi.v.r 

Su stioMLT as just tn mii\c' sunnuniliun tiii-s, 

Tlu- ScllK-r ma\ his lu'w -raisol li.'^-lu'aps lin, 

Auil sii' thipi l.iiiii In siiii his JKint's ilcsin.'. 

TIk' llii' i' plaifil; tt/'f'/c, ihiuls vmi- Not iii-low, 

Iliit nil IJK' top, and hiinis at Ihst hut sjow. 

Si'i', lU'w, till- wind has h!o\\ u it |o ;i llainc; 

And soon tlu' lo^diiai) tiri''s no Ioiilcit tanifl 

Div stiiivs ;iiid (.hips, in ;ill tlu- ojii'iiiu^s pl.Kid, 

Will p:o\i tlu- tiiiH' spent on ihini was not w asli-. 

Till' iMuhiTs, falliii'4, niaUi.' th(.si> soon i'^nitc; 

And now the luMp. from end to i-nd, is hri^ht 

With pall' or iiiddv llaiiii'; tin.' smokL- asci-nds 

Thick, Maik and curiinu;-, as its way it wends 

'J'owaiil the sky. Now twiMit\ heaps ;ire Ihed, 

And Iwrin a si,nht 1 oi'leii ha\e admired. 

Tlie heat hecor.ies intense; lor Sol's warm fays 

I'liitiuLj with liie wood-liie's licieest hlaze, 

Make it past iH'aiin;^; yi-t the Settler hears 

'I'he heat ami toil, and siuilin<jj aspect wears, 

Meiause the work proL;resses to his mind. 

Let Us draw neaier, then — 'twill seem more kind — 

And watch him with the handspike thrust the hiamh 

ClosiT lixj^ether. lie a moment stands 

To wipe the perspiration iVom his lace, 

Which streams fast foitii a^^ain, and leaves its trace 

In Ills pale looks and dail\ shriiikiii;^ frame. 

Now, e\erv pile's a mass of L;'lowin<jj ilanu'I 

The wind, incieasin;^, whirls the tire ahout, 

And makes the workman, if he's wise, look out 

I'or stacks and fences — dauj^erously near. 

lie knows the risk; he deems there's cause lor I'ear; 

.So keeps his eves still wanderin;^ all around. 

To mark the risiiiLC sinoke where'er 'tis t'ound. 

Neulect miLcht ver\' soon cause (lama<fe threat, 

In thai which*should his lahor compensate. 

Hence his wise caution as the wind ^rows stronu'er. 

Until the "■hurniny" needs his care no loutijer. 

This o'er, he drains the ^^round, and sows his j^rain, 



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Aiiil i>t llu' toil i(.'i|iilii'(l iliK'^ iKit i'nin|il;iiii. 

Ik' "sows ill Iiu|h;" and, il lu- laki' tliii' laiv, 

A s|)|ili(li(l l-Kil) will sdOll he i,nuwiii;j; llu'iv. 

Ill \iiw III" lliis. III lis siipposi' liiiu >»in;4in;^ 

Tin- 1 ,()(.«, iii'-^ StiN(;. w hill' iHaiil'iil llinu^hls air spi 



iiii'4iii'4. 



Ill !■: i.ot.ciiiii's so\(i. 



Ill I'. I.()l>(>l'. li > M l\(i. 

C'ntiir, Ilovs, to tlu- lai'i'^iiin' I'l' ilu-ciriilU i'l-^-'^iiv^, 

A (la\'s wink 'n l)cti)i\' lis, I liiiw ; 
Tlic l''all is a(l\aiK'in<Lr, Sol's mild liraiiis aif ilaiuin^ 

( )ii I he hi(n)k, ill till' I'ailitw inlow . 
C'hc'i'iilx , thi't'iilN , (.iici il\ , (Jl 
Ia'I's loiLj ill ilu' I'allow hi'low. 

Tlu' DM'ii are wailiii'^, tlii\ iiri'd no iVesJi haitiii'^. 

Till diiiiu'i-tinu' <.(iiiu' loi Us all; 
Now, wiiilc w I- aiv pushing mir wmU ilii' new riii-^li in. 

Let none into earelessiiess |';iil. 
Sli'adils , stea<lily, steadil\ , O! 
IaI 's wmk in the i'allnw helow. 

'riu' lo^s, tliiekK l\in;4', our streir^th seem di'hiii'^; 

Ihit li'iward. I»c)\-I true eouraL^e show I 
With hand-spiki's iiiiheiidiii;^, this (l;i\ w r will spi^nd in 

'I'he I'aptini' ol' each ehaned tue. 
Spi'edilx', speediU, ^pi.i.'dii\ , ()I 
We '11 capture eaeh hlaek, ehanul lue. 

N'ow, lads, ill \()ur teamint;', let's ha\i- no hlasplunimi;! 

\'()ur oxen are patient and stron<^: 
Our loi^jLjin^ lahorioiis need not he iipioarioiis, 

Nor lead us to anvthinn- wroni;. 
Decently, decently, decently, OI 
Let's act, as the hiij^e lo<^dieaps '.jrow. 

When dinner-horn smiiidmL;', lalls all that are lound in 

The I'^illow to come to the Feast, 
Let's <ruard 'i^ainst satietv — eat with sohrirty — 

So shall <iur jo\s he increased. 
Soherh, soherh', soherK-, ()I 
We '11 eat what our iViends ma\ hestdw. 

W'lu'n da\ is departiiiL;', and we are all startiii<4 

I'^or Home, with its sweet earthly hliss, 
Mav thotiL;hts of \yives smilinin" hv still rei-oncilini; 

Our minds to hard lahor, like this. 
Then freely, most tVeely, still tVeeh, OI 
To all nei^hhors' lo<^<^ni<ijs \ye 'II lco. 



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THE F-MKiUANT MIXIIANTC. 



Sui-li work as that 1 ha\c' dcscrilicd aliow, 
Aiul h()l(liii;4 plow, kept William on tlu- iiiovl'. 
Of actixc turn, lu- workLcl hcxond lii> stivnL;th — 
Anil tVlt tiu' --ad cHect^, in lull, at k-nnth. 
Vet at this season, in Canadian woods, 
lie could not well retrain iVoni nuisinn' moods. 
Xor was it anv wonder, w hen each day 
Added tVesh charms to Nature's jj^rand displa\. 
T'.e ()nce-<^reen lea\es, struck hv the earlv frost, 
Made up in yori^eous lints what thev had lost I 
lie felt that never in his life het'ore 
Had he e'er seen such hues as those trees wore. 
Some that were shaded still jjreservcd their <j^reen, 
While others near were decked in ^-olden sheen, 
v'^ome in deep crimson rohes were Li'aih- drest, 
Otliers in shades of hrow'u, as seemed them best; 
While not a few, of jjride in dress were fuller, 
And had their rolies of e\ ery splendid color! 
The weather, too, was of that hahns' kind. 
So suited to a dreamy slate of mind; 
For mij;ht\' v'^ol felt his vet jjowertul ra\'s 
Sulnhied, heini; vvrap})ed in a thin, blue haze. 
'Tis true, there came tlie oft-recurrin;^ ihout^ht, 
That all these beauties were too dearK' bought; 
That soon, too soon, tempestuous winds would rise, 
And murkv chnids \eil those bew■itchin^■ skies I 
That Winter but delaved his coming' now 
To leather blackness (.ni his cold, knit brow. 
That he mi<;ht rush with tenfold furious rage, 
And all the elements in war engage. 
To strij) the trees of all their sjjlendors baie 
And make sweet Nature a stern aspect wear! 
.Such thoughts at times tilled him with melanchoh'. 
Which then, shook olT, were looked upon as foll\ . 
Anil after-thoughts l)rought in their jovous train 
Pleasures prospective, during Winter's reign. 
The tk'ecy snow's wild dancing through the air; 
The clean, white sheet, w-ove for the soil to A\ear, 
To guard the plants designed for next vear's food 
From Frost's attacks, when in a vengeful mood. 
Till' sleighing, too, in prospect, had delights 
For one like he — so used to Fancv's flights. 
He heard alreadv, in imagination, 
The jingling bells, producing sweet sensation. 
And 'midst such dreaming Time Hew swiftlv b\ , 
While he, to stay its course, wished not to trv. 



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Mis S;il)liatli (lavN met with observance- dm.', 

I'ui- he to Cliristian wavs eontimied true. 

'Pile faiiiilv with Io\iiii:,r IJrethreii met, 

Some miles iVom home, as oft as {hc\ could i^et. 

With them "diroke hread," and joined in praisL- and prayer, 

Or heard Christ's doctrine read, oi' preached, with care. 

'I'iiis tiles continued e\er\ Sal)l>ath day, 

And found nnich hene!it from it al\sa\. 



Meanwhile their \vorldl\- means orcw less [w-ti] less, 
And fear of deht led them throuL;"h some distress. 
At last their circumstances \\ fre made known 
To a dear hiend, \\ ho did a kind heart own. 
lie W'li.i.iAM took, to iielp him in his store. 
And L;'a\e ^ood wa;j,es — which endeared him more 
To those, thus lasored, \\ ho h\ this pcrceixed 
III' carried out, in j)ractice, truths hcliexed. 
In this emplo\ nient W ii.i.iAM staid not lont;^, 
llis sensitixeness soon made thin;4s ^o wroiiir. 
lie therefore hack returned into the Hush, 
\\ here Want stood read\ his tond hopes to crush. 

Ihc this, dread Winter had set in with ri^j-or, 

\ et he his hriijht axe took ai^ain with \ i<;-or. 

'rhrou<ifhout the woods the snow la\ \ erv deep, 

And Nature's face hctokened death-like sleep. 

I\'W sounds were heard to break the stillness roinid, 

^'et in thf)sc tew our hero pleasiu'e found. 

riu' loud ix'jiort of Indian hiniter's <^un. 

Which sometimes made the cattle homeward run; 

The beauteous woodpecker's ([uick I'aji-tappin;^ 

At ^■irdled trees, that lon>j^ since had no sap in; 

Mesides, the chopj^er's almost constant stroke 

KauLj througli pure air, and londer echoes woke; 

While ever and anon a tree would fall 

\\ ith tliunderin<^ crash, which mij^ht some minds ajjpal 

These all were sounds which he lo\ed well to hear, 

I'or they, 'mid hard emplov, his heart did cheer. 

.Severe the lUish-mairs lite, and full of ilani^er. 
While, to most scant\' fare he is no stran<^er. 
It needs o-ood eyes, stron^■ arms, and conra^v, tof), 
To li\c the life which most new settlers do. 
Tlu' elder Coopkh's sight was very bad, 
\\ liicli came niq-h briiiij^ini^- him a fate most sad. 
They were both choppin;^' at a hasswood tree — 



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TIIK KMKilt.WI MIXIIANU 



vStrokc lollowcd after stioUc most rapidly — 

When, !oI a Muldcii l>la>t of wind aio'-c, 

W'ri.i.iAM |KTcci\c'd it, and withheld hi> hlows; 

Lnokc'd up, saw danj^er, l)adc iiis father ll\I 

Keaehed a safe place himself, whieh was near In ; 

The tree eanie down; he iiiiiekU then returned, 

And stood ania/.ed as soon as he discerned 

His father's near escape from tree-crushed fate; 

He quite unconscious of his danLJcr ijieat. 

There rested, just a foot above his iiead, 

A iiut;e crookM branch, tiiat nii<4ht have struck him 

Had it not lieeii for (jod's most watcht'ul care. 

So plainlv manifested to him there. 

This wondious mercy called forth uratitude. 

And Love's warm ljIow fresh in their hearts renewe 



(lead 



In cuttiu"^ l'>Ji^ t<"' barn, autl drawini^ Uunber, 
Our hero spent of davs a ;^oodlv number. 
Amf)n<^st deep snow, and with a slow ox-team, 
One thinks 'twould prove a damper to his (hx'am. 
Not so, however; though his tood was scant, 
Of likin>^ for the Hush he telt no want. 
He and, his brother scoured the woods around, 
Where'er 'twas likelv strait^ht loj^s could be found. 
These cut, were let"t till snow had "settled down," 
When to the barn-site thev with speed were drawn. 
Thus passed the hardest months of that hard season, 
.\nd Sol's increasing warmth was hailed with reason. 
The more, because that .Su<i;ar-time drew near. 
With its romantic scenes, to Wii.i.iam dear 
k'rom what he heard the older Settlers sa\, 
So, tor it he prepared without delav. 

South of their home there j<re\v a splendid lot 
()f noble maples, in a sheltered spot. 
Convenient to this ])lace, there also Ljrew 
Some ^ood black-ash, of which he chose a tew 
From these he made small trouj^hs to catch the sap. 
Whene'er the time should come the trees to tap. 
A <^<)od pine tree he soui^ht, with ea<rer eyes, 
To form a store-troujjjh, of most ample size. 
Obtaine<l a i;(>//_<^'\\ and next his sp/'h's prepared; 
For all the toil retjuired he little cared, 
"(iood axe-men ntt\ small trout^hs make per da\ ;" 
So said old Woods-men, in a boasting" \va\'. 
'I'his roused ambition in his youthful 1)reast, 



TIIK K.MKiK.WI MIXIIANK. fn 

And he worked hard, scarce taking- tiinc for rest. 
His pride was somewhat hiimliled when lie toiind 
Tiiat lie could make but thirty eaih dav round. 
"\'et couraj^e t(;<)k from this, that their's were ma<le 
Of soft pine wood, which did their smartness aid. 

'Tis March, and now the snow has settled down 

To half its tbrmer depth; SoFs heanis have ^rown 

Suilicientlv direct to make clear da\ s 

I'eel warm enou'^h to raise the sap, which plavs 

With life-renewinj; power, through all the trees; 

And \ el, at ni_Ljht, 'tis cold enough to tVee/.e. 

The Sui^arcr knows no time must no\s he lost 

'I'o he successful; so he takes his jiost 

i\.l)out the centre of the '•'Suj^ar-lJush," 

Whence he his labors can most freely pusli. 

If wise, in lieu of j^ash he liores a hole 

With auj^er, at rit;lit heij^ht, in each tree's bole; 

Drives in his ji^ouj^e a-slant, inserts his s])ile. 

Places a trough — fast lesseninjf thus his |)ili'. 

At Ihst, perliaj)s, the sap will scarceU tlow ; 

He heeds this not, but onward still doth ^o, 

Till everv tree that he intends to tap 

Is (juite prepared to \ ield its share of saj). 

This done, without dehr he now will il\ 

I lis l)oilinj^ place, and <^et two stron;^, forked sticks; 

These, well secured, with pole to reach across, 

I'or hant^itijif kettles he is at no loss. 

I)V this time, if the dav continue warm. 

His work assumes a more than common ciiarm. 

The hu;^e store-trouL^^h convenicutlv is plaicd. 

And he, to i^ather sap, Itej^ins in haste. 

With pail upon each arm he mo\es alon<,^ 

O'er the soft snow, the noble trees amon^\ 

If liDiablc^ perhaps a sonj^ he sinj^s 

Of "Auld lanj^ syne," or some more serious things, 

Which tends to make his work more easv seem. 

Or drive awav some tbolish, wakinjjj dieani. 

The Hush, if lar<^e, will need another hand 

To tend the lire; and this one must command 

SutHcient knowlecb^e of the Su<j;arinL^ feat 

To jijuard the svrup from too i^reat a heat. 

He must mind, tc^), to (HI the boilers up; 

And if he choose, he ma\ ev'n take a sup 

Of maple-lione\-, whose delicious Ha\or 



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IIIK KMK.IJWr MIXII.WU. 



Moll- tliiiii rt'p;i\s tlifir ()Utl;i\ and liaid labor. 
It imw lia^ itaflu'd that point \\ Ikmi (.onsianl watili 
Mn>t \k- U(.pl oVi it, list tlK\ spoil tht.' l)ali.li. 
W'u milk, or I'l^^s, arc- w^t.'A to L'laritX 
The saccharine j'icc, that il ira\ UiiK \ ic 
I'or pnrit\, with an\ sn^ar niadc, 
l!\ lliosc- who ha\c' hccn hroui^ht np to the fradi-. 
"I'is ready now lor straining;"; and as lC\e 
Draws hir dark (.urtains, \\ c the l>ush nia\ leaxe, 
And lollow hini who hears his preeions load, 
Well pleased, hut tired, to liis rude lo;:^ ahode. 
Let "s enter, unpereeived, that we nia\ see 
The Su'^ar take its next and last des^ree. 
Thiou^h flannel hai^- the s\ lup now thev strain. 
And the elose te\tine does the dre^s retain. 
\ow it is plaeed o\'i' «|uite a gentle lire, 
Till it assume th.at state w hicli thev require, 
i'his, hv repealed trial, the\ diseo\er: 
When cool, it will -'n'rain" well, and lioiliiiL; % o\er. 
I've now ^one throuL;"h this sui^ar-makin^ process 
In business form; not .i^ixiuLj, more or less, 
A hint of frolics which the voun;^ folks pla\, 
hi suj^arini^-time, and after close of dav. 
M \' readers ma\ ima;L^ine, if thev choose, 
i'he t'un that from such iiatherinj^s ensues; 
\\ hile 1 proceed to hame a harmless Soni^-, 
l'L\pressi\e ol the .SV/i,'(Cr(V- .v feelinj^s strong'. 
As he his uK^st delightful work puisued. 
Midst leafless trees, in deepest solitude. 

riiic sr(; Aii-MAKiiii's s()\(,. 

Sol's warmth is ini-rcasin;^, the l-'rosf-KiuL;' is ii'asinj^ 

llis hold on the sap of the trei-s; 
And ha\iu!^- w rounht steadv, m\ troUL'.hs are all iead\, 

.So now 1 will I'aLjerU sie/e' 
Mv few rude tools, ere ardor cools, 

\or heed the meltiuii; snow. 
Some da\s of" toil will ui'M't" spoil 

'{"he pleasure Itefore me, I know . 

1 ui'ed no inxiliuL;", to work I delii;ht in; 

()f such I have pleuU to-(la\'; 
I'he sof"t blusii of XIorniniL^ the scene is adorning', 

'I'hen win should I lonu'er delav.' 
riie Maple tree will j^ixe to me 

llsboiintv most profuse; 
One huL;"e sweet cake I hope to make 

Eacii dav, from the sacchaiiiie juice! 



Till': ICMK.KWI Mi;ill.\\U, 

L:i>t ni^lit"^ -pli'iidid iVcf/in"^ \v;i- triiU m<p--t puM^iiit;' 

'I'm lim-i- \vln> till' Sii;^;ir-lJu>li lovt-; 
'I'iii-- iniiiirs iii(lic':i(ii>n> lU'cd no (.■xphiiiatious, 

A^ till' (l;i\ will ;ilniii(I;mll\ prowl 
Tiifii IiM'-tt.-, coinrack', imd loiiiL; \c>ur >]);idi', 

To il(.;ir ;iw;iv the snow, 
That our wood-thi' ina\ ^ooii acciulri' 

A hcMutiful, hri^Tit, nidiK nlow. 

\ow, whiKl 1 am lapping \\\v tii't-- with -wi'ii s;ip in, 

I'rcparc \ on a ^ood stock of wood; 
l)C watchful ill hoilii);^'. nm no risk of spoiling 

I5\' carck'ssiK'ss, piospfcts so ooodi 
( ), as I lap, out flows the sap 

In a siuall fr\ stal stream I 
I Irel as ;4a\', on this tine da\-, 

As 1 haw in sonu' xdulhlul dream I 



<\^ 



Now, eomradi, eaeh kittle of cast-iron metal 

Is full eiiouiih ipiite for a start; 
I'rav keep the lire ^oiiiLJ, hut \ et not too L^lowiii'^, 

For thus \()u will hest act \'our part. 
While I am oil', j^nard the stoie-troULjii 

I'rom cattle hrowsin^- near: 
This splendid 'Mun" ma\' soon he done — 
The north wind is comiiiLj, I k'arl 

The s\ rup nei'ds skimmin^■. *"Lea\e it to the women:" 

Ah, comrade, it ne\er will dol 
'i'he\ ma\ mind the strainiiiLi" w ithoul imu h loniplainiii'.;", 

\\-\ think it is tjuite enough, too. 
\ow exentide. and frost heside, 

l>id us our lahor cease; 
I'oi" hoiue we'll make, and s\ mp take 
To them, as an (tirerin;j^ of I'eacel 

The li\el\ strain which 1 ha\e just indiih^ed. 

Must chaii'^e full soon, if ficts wi'ii- all dixulneil. 

I'or darker shades come o'er m\' hero's dream; 

i>ut we must pause, ere we resume the theme. 

And trust this sketch of rude liushdite ma\ pro\e 

Acceptal)le to those who Nature lo\ e. 

Siichi retrospect has charms tor one like me, 

W ho has passed throuL'h such sceiu's most happdx. 

I'ardon me. Reader, it m\ unlearned son^- 

Should seem to \'ou ipiite dull, an<! much too lon<_;'; 



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rilK K.MK.U.W 1 MlallAMC, 



TIk- ;;(i()tl i>|" ;ill I would must y;l;i(ll\ ^-ccU, 
l'"i(>iii piiri'sl inutixis, Jiiil with spirit iiic-fk — - 
\nl I i>iiitiip4 l";iiiu-, so tl;i//iiiin t() mc-iTs c-vt's, 
ISllt (iod's ;i|)|)l()\ .ll, ;|s m\ w isllC'd-t'ol' pli/f. 
Shmild this l)c niiiu,, I s|i;dl 1h' (|nik' lonti'iil. 
And dci'iii my tiiiu- and hilxn' wIm.'!} spent. 



I'.OOK \II. 

McmoiN , 



'ill-: AiuirMKNT. — Addri'ss to Mcmorx. Spiin^-tinu- di-- 
snilic'd. 'I'lioniilits and tancit's fonncttcd \\ itii it. ISnilds 
a i(>!^- hani. Sprin;^ I'lnplos mcnts. IiKii-asc of trials. 
\\ ii.i.i am's si(.i<nt'ss. His SoiiLC <>n C'liristian Warfare, 
(jood to liinisL'il from its composition. Lfuts IJush lor 
\'illa»;e ai^ain. 7 '/j/kcrs in the ti)untr\. ThoULihts and 
ll'flin'^s in fomu'ition witii it. I'liailies in pul>hi.' iindrr 
pec'iiHar eiivnmstaiux-s. IntiNxhiied to liis fnture I'athi-r- 
in-lawV famiU. N'isits theii' house. Kceeption. I )(•- 
si'viption of his future \\ ilr, and SistiTs. Aiieedote. 
C'omnu'iu'es liusiness. N'isits the Stati's to hii\ tools. 
Takes Xiat^ara in his \va\. Seenerv aho\e I A'wiston. 
First si^ht ol" Kapids; ol'the falls. Son;^- to them. C'on- 



O, Memor\ I What art thou"- Whenei'tlu power? 

Tin wonders are displa\ed from hour to hour 
( )f m\ existence. l>v th\ powertul aid 
Sweet Childhoed's scenes most truthfulK an- madi- 

Fo ])ass lietore me in such \ i\ idness, 

I stand ama/ed, and tin i^reat skill conll-ss! 

Hv thv assistance, thint^s Ioiilj- lost to \ lew 

.Sprini:^ forth surprisiiij^lv — hoth fresh and new. 

I tra\el 1>ack through more than thirt\ veais. 

With all their toils and pleasures, griefs and fears. 

(io where I may, thou ever art w ith me, 

.\s Counsellor and Friend, dear AIemor\ I 

Thv secret depths 1 would a<_;ain explore, 

And must draw laiLjelv ere m\ task he o'er. 

i>e thou no i^n/'s J'afu//s to alhire 

Ale from the paths of truth, nor it obscure. 



TIIK KMKMJANT MKlll.Wt* 



63 



While I ;ittiiii|)t til p.iliit llif c<imiii;4 sii'ius, 

W Imli C'ooi'l.ic p;isM\l tliruii-^li with siicli ^l(.n(k-r iiu;ms. 

'Tis I'aiK S|)rm:4-tiiiK'. mikI tlic upiniuM- huds 

iK'sttivi llu' h<>iiu;h^ <>t tri'fs thifniL;h ;i!l thi' woods. 

'Ihi- Mio\\ and iVost ri'inain till ".atlKT late-; 

I'lUt Sol's ^Mvat power lor this will i-oiiipiiisatc. 

Ill', aided hv soj't winds and (.opioiis rain. 

Will melt the snow, and lui'aU stiTu Winti'i's i hain. 

I'lie I'rost-Kin!^;, tluis so siiddeiiU detinoned, 

Ma\ vent his raj^e, ;is if ;i <s,\:m\ LCi<»;nied; 

( )r nuistef seatti'iid I'oree^ and eoine hack 

( )nee and a^^ain, to the npulsed attack I 

.Vnd w hen in.' llnds his illorts all in \ain, 

Ma\ lunl delianee on Spring's heanteons tram; 

And, from hi>- region of' eternal ^now , 

Send 1 nde \oith \yinds to strike a deadly hlow ; 

To nip the faiii'st hlossonis in tlu' hud, 

And hlast, in spite, the :,'(i'/-</(7/(V-\v piospeets ^ood. 

^'et One, AhniL;"ht\, will his rat^e control; 

I lis liat has i^one forth, '"Let Seasons roil 

In (juiek succession, while the ICaith enduiesi" 

And this, ^rix-at heneiits to us secures. 

The hirds hej^in to pair; the y^rass to sprint; 
And Maple sap is scai'ce worth ^atherini^; 
Net, w hen it won't make suoar, sonic piepare 
S\ ru|), and \ inej^ar, of llavor rare. 
On e\erv hand the hriixlitly i,freeii-rol)ed trees 
Ma\ hear their linerv rustlin<; in the hree/e; 
And pleased, like mortals, with their L;ay attire, 
Ma\ t'eel a strouLj, \ ain-<;lorious desire 
To lia\e a .i^lass in which to view their charms, 
Or mark the ed'ect of each rude hlast's alarms. 
Some, far more hii^jhlv favored than the rest. 
Have such a mirror as may suit them best. 
Of these arc the\ which ;.;row hesidc a stream, 
And, all (lav lonjj^, of tlieir own beauty dream; 
Or those that LCrace the mart^ins of a lake, 
Whose face reflects the j^rand display they make. 
Ah, these ima<^inin<^s are far from just; 
I'air Xatinx' would much rather sink to dust 
Than thus dishonor her L^reat Maker's name! 
And w'c, \ ain sinners, should be tilled with shame, 
To be so far behind in praises meet — 
Xeirlectiuif tlutv that should still be sweet. 



r)6 



llll. IMK.UWT Ml.lllWIl'. 



I'j) to tliis tiiiu' our Kmii;r;iiit» omt lived 
Til kci.|) iVoiii (Irl)t, fhoir^li tlu-\ tlu'iiisflv c^ (Icprivid 
l";ir, r.ir too olUii, of -ulistiiiiliiil I'ooil-- 
W liii li, ill till.' I'lul, (lid tlii'iii lull littli- i^ood. 
^'l.•l d;i\ li\ da\ (lu'\ toili'd with (.M^criK^-s, 
In iiopi' iIkiI (iod would lia'ir joint ^■l^o^t-^ lik'^-^. 

'I'o Imild ;i liani ot' lo^^ llu\ iio\\ pri'part-; 

Tlii- i^Im-s tin-Ill iiiiK-h hard hihor, and soiik' ian. 

To put it lip tlii'v call a "Kai^iiij^ IJcc;" 

And, wi^lit'iil to piwL'iit (.'hric'tN, 

Tlu'V l'ii\ no z^'/i/'skv,' hill, instead ot" it, 

Ila\r lakis and collci', which arc far more lit. 

'I'lu- work was l^oir- throiiLih in triif I5iis|i-iiian -ulc, 

Althoiinh a tl'W assiiiiu'd a scornful siiiilc. 

And wmild, no doiiht, haxc hccii well satislicd 

To have tile /i(/iii'r-//ii^ still li\ their side 

This joh eoinpleted. Spring- work next eaiiie on. 

And, triiU, there was plent\ to he done! 

The man tVom whom the\ hou'^dit their "I ndian k-ase' 

I lad maile l>riish femes, and theiL' was no pi-aee 

From '•hieaehv" lattle, hreakinn' thidiiL^h w ith ease, 

To eat the eiops as olU'ii as the\' pleasel 

To eiit (low n tr es, and --plit them into rails 

I'^or la\ in'4' t'eiiee, is work which seldom fails 

The new iSiish farmer, who must e\er l>e 

I poll the mo\e, and ii-(.'d to industrv. 

Such v\ as their case; and. ()hl the achiiiL;' liml), 

And siiikin;4 heart, as prospects ^rex'' More dim I 

Anon, the sun shoots down such powerful ravs, •' 

As sL'cms to s(.>t the air almost a-iila/el 

Tlie\ felt the pre\ ious Summer \erv hot; 

IJtil that, throui^h Winter's (.old, was c|uite fori^ot. 

ik'sides, :is \ et 'twas Spiiiii^-; then wh\' this heat r 

Their sjrennth was small from lack of proper meat. 

'Tis true, the\ did not want for dailv bread : 

IJut l>ushditc' should with >-troiitjer t'ood l)e ted. 

In lieu of tea, thc\- used root sassafras 

vSo much and often, that the\- all, ahisl 

\ot oiilv cleansed their moderate share ot" lilood, 

IJnt thinned it iar too much to do them i^ood I 

Wii.i.iAM, especiallv, hecame so weak 

He could scarce hear to work, or e'en to speak. 

When he essayed to stoop, his hack seemed l)roke; 

Antl courage failed beneath the heavv stroke. 



rilK K.MK.lt.W I Mil II \ Ml . 

Tlir (lilll rent ri.'HK(Iii'> wliiili fi it-iids ;i<I\ !-i<l. 

All r.iilrd to liiiiin iIh' IumIiIi 1k' •^u imuli pii/i'd. 

I IIn liiiiil hupi'^ iI11'-Ik(I, lu- tiird t<> 1hi\\ |ii- IkmiI, 

Siibmi^^iN (.• l<> I Ik- will of 1 lim w Im l>U'd 

i'or siali poor ^-iniUT'^, oii iIk' 'Hin-td tiw;" 

Ami toiiiid >>oiiu' (.ointoit III lii'^ iiii-cT\. 

< )iK' d;i\ liis s|)irits s;iiik iMii'iin 1\ low - 

And l";ntli, luTsfll", (lid iVoiii liiin iii lii^ woi'; 

W'Ik'ii, liki' a Hash of li^htiiiiij^, to hi-- niiinl 

A p:iss;ii;(.' laiiK', sLiit I)\ lii> l'.\riii.i! kind! 

"l"ii;ht till.' j;ood ii,L;ht of I'aith," with iiia^ir woiih 

Kanti tliidu^jli lii-^ Noiil^ and \e'i\ soon ^asi.' Mrlli 

'I'o a most li\i.l\, (.iifi^L'tic Soiii^-, 

( )ii Christian \\'ai lari'— in which he was lon;^. 

I .L^ixi.' iIk' vfisis, with an caniist piaxiT 

Thai all ni\ KlmcIcis iua\ their spirit shaii', 

And si'ck lor Ljiacf to iielp them still to li,v,lit 

The ''Imj^Iu oI' Faith," as in their Maker's si-ht! 

IIIK C IlinSII.w's l!.\ I ■|I.|.-s,()\(i. 

" I'iyht llu' (;.Miil liiilii ..t I'.iiili." 

SoldiiTs of' JesiisI sa\ — W'heii' is \(>nr ariiior: 

riie word has ^oiie forth; \on are ealled on ti' li,i;lit! 

Still doth the eonlliet i^iow warmer and warmer; 
Then trust in \our Captain for wisduni and nii^htl 

Soldiers of )t>nsl mind well voiir l)eha\ lor; 

See those prond foes, how undannfed the\ standi 
Mark well to the words ot' \our lo\in;4 Savior: 

"IJe V" also read \ I" Ke'-aid this eoniinand. 



Soldiers of Jesnsl (), henol alarnie<ll 

^ our ;_;lorious Cai)tain has eoiupieied them all I 

liouse, then, \our couraj^el l>e ne\ei disaimedl 
^ our enemies seek to accomplish \our fall. 

Soldiers of JesiisI Immamiers hanner — 

Mosi i^lorions of ICnsi^ns — is reared up on hij^h; 

I'^i'Li'lit \el (), flight \el in soldierdike manner; 
Jehovah, to help \ou, toiever is nii^hl 

Soldiers of JesusI the toe- \oii contend with 
Are siihtle, expert, thev are man\- and iifieat ; 

^'ol^l• armor's so tempered, that it will ne'er IkmuI with 
iJemg used well a<(ainst them; nor carU, nor late. 



6S 



rill. I'.MK.HANI MiailANU 



Tiikr I5iv;is||)l;ilc of l<it,Hitc'fiiiMi(.'s>, — taki- SIiicM of I'aillil 
\\\ \\ Imli voii aw ;tltU' t(i (iiKiuli ;i!l (Ik- <l;iit> 

( )! \ our i,Mi;it AiitjiijdiiiNt I I'm, m) lU'sjiith 

\\ lit) s|\ li'N ! linisflf "I'aitliriil," ;iii(l who stniii^th iin|);irt'-. 

'I'd tlifsi.- 1)0 tliiri.' ;ii|(le(l "S;il\ atioiiV Inij^lit lli-liiu-t, 
Ami Sword of iIk- Spiiit — the Word of your (iod." 

That (lod who \(iiir I'oi's with (k'>triHtioii o\tw lulimth, 
.\nd riii(.'s lioth the Ikawiis and ICailh with his nod. 

Still praying "with pr.iycr and <;ivat sii|)pIitation, 
In iht.' spirit of Trnth, and \\ akhiiiLC'tlierL-to, 

W'ltli all persLVciviKc, lor the cditieation 

()!' I Jrethrt'ii— tlu- Saints," who arc Soldiers like you. 

Soldieis of jfsiisl now li;4ht with all ardor 

Ui'iitath that hiinht IJaniier now lii.Ljh and unrnrleil! 

(), donlit not hut jtsns will l)f sour Itewardcr, 

W iiL'n from their proud standiip^r noui' toes lie has huiledl 

Soldiers of Je'UsI sour Captain is waitiiij^j 

To ijive you a Crown — a most "glorious reward! 

I'^oiwardl press forward! success contemplatin;4; 
He'll ,L;i\e you the \'ictory; this promise rej^ard. 

Soldii'is of lesus! hehold I lim descending 

l'j)on a W'iiite Throne, His hii^ht AnLfels arouiul! 

The "iJ^lorilled throniLif" are upon llini atteiidin;^; 
IJefore Him all Nations and Kindreds are found. 

Hear those *;lad words, "Come, ye 1)less'd of my Father! 

Iidieril tlie Kingdom prepared lony; for you!" 
Then i^'lory to Him and the leather toj^ether; 

With the l)lest Holy Spirit, to w hom it is due! 

The composition of these liyely yerses. 
Was made to him one of his ijreatest mercies; 
Tiiey roused his courage hy their warlike tone, 
And made him teel he was not left alone 
To ti^^ht a_Lfainst a host of watchful foes: 
I-'or One was with him who felt all his woes; 
Who had Himself throuj."-!-! every trial heen. 
And still is with his ])eople, thouj^h unseen! 
Such sweet rejections had this jrood efTcct 
Tpon his mind: they led him to respi-ct. 
More than he yet had done, pure Bible truth; 



Illh hMKiKANI Ml.illAMc, 



In, 



Ami llui» Ik- UmiiuiI l<t Ikmi' Christ'«. voki' in \i'iilli. 

lli-« sciiil -M) •'Oil^-itiM- \\ ;!>• U(l, ill l;i>t, 

lltr I'vi'iy ^(''''•■'1 '"•'■ <-\»-''\ It';" to (.asl 

I pull 1km (i(t(l, with simpk- fiiith- unriiniK'd; 

And tiinni! IIi>« pionii-i' iini'; ^hc w ;i> ^n>-t;nniil. 

Iliv 1hm|\ still \\;i- wr.ik; and on tlu- t';nni 

1 !(.• (.onld nut wuik witliunt 1 ci.ii\ in;^ li;nni. 

'I'u lif a rhrk Ik' was nut now imlimd- 

'Twas nut a litL' i'un<;cnial tu his mind; 

Tn work at his own tiadf hf tliun^lit was ln.-st. 

Which thuii^ht to si'MTal iVicnds hr tluai I'xpnssrd, 

These all a;fivcd it wtmld he lij^ht !<> tr\ 

Tu llnd eniplu\nK'nt in the \'illa^e nii^h. 

In it was une who eanied on the trade. 

Who, tu appearanee, had a fuitnne made. 

Tu hini lie then applied, with sunK- sneeess, 

To j^^et a Jul), and wiouf^ht with ea;^a'rne>s. 

Alas! it only lasted fof a week. 

And he was thns eumpelied fresh wuik tu sfi-k. 

That Hruther, who l)cfure had stood his iVifiid, 

Now kindly odered ample nK-ans to lend 

Tu start in hnsiia-ss on his uwii aeeunnt ; 

lint Cooi'i-.it dreamt he ne\er euuld snrinunnt 

The dilllenlties whieh hesct him ronnd, 

So inexj)erieneed as he- should l)e fouiKl. 

The work reijuired, to him, was mostU ikw, 

Aiul made up hv machines^ as well he knew . 

I'u work with these must i)e his ehiif mueern; 

JUit where was he to j^o sueh woik to iL-ain, 

L'nless he made too threat a saeriliee 

Of Christian privilcj^er This, in his eves. 

Was of sueh moment, that he rather chosi' 

To struj^i^le with ehill Want, and other woes, 

I'ntil such time as (iod saw lit to show 

To him the ])ath in which he uni;ht to l;i>. 

Meanwhile, as tinker^ he two irons took, 
\\ ith solder, rosin, and the Christian's l>uuk I 
I'-([ni])pe(l in this wa\ 'munii'st his iVicnds he winl, 
And ha]:)py hours in work and trav'lin;^ spent. 
r)f mendinj^ tins he had enoii<^h to do; 
And ^ot <^ood board, and decent wa^es, too. 
Kre lonir he visited more distant farms, 
And fouiKl his callinjij not devoid of charms. 
On Nature's varied face he still could j^a/e, 



/O 



I III. IMK.K A \ I Mil II \ N H.'. 



Ami i;r1i iu'W mimu' pri-sriititl iVi-sli dioplays 

( )!' (ioiT-. ( )i,iiii|)ul(.iu'(.' ;mil liuiimlUss l.i\i', 

W'liiili r.iisi'ii ' IS tlnniLihts iVom l',;nlli t«i thiii'^s .iImim'. 

W'liilr, ivi'i iiikI .iiiuii, lu' riiiiinl .1 tiuiid 

'I'll ^i\ I' I mil \M>i k, .111(1 I lies'- '111 liiiii III s|Kn.| 

Tlif iii^lil, ill iiiiufurt, 'lUMtli lii- iViiiKlls nml; 

Ami lliiis iiHiinl till' iiiiisi siilistaiitiiil piiinl', 

'I'liiit I Iiiiuiiii-Uimlm.ss ill its \\;iiiiust '^juw 

WmiiIs lull Oiiiisiiiii, its t'lill wmlli Im slmw \ 

Siiiiuiiiiiis ;i Si'ltliT vii'Wi'ii him with suspuiiui. 

Ami |)inisi(| cTc lu' wmild '/\\v tlu' K';ist pi-i iiii-sidii 

I'or hill) [n i-ntiT his small, riuK', li'U ilw iliiii'^, 

W'hilr Will i.wTs IkmiI w.is with kiTii li'i'liii'^^s sWfliiii'.; 

Anoii, .1 ;l;iiiIIi' wiml wi.iild Iiiiii tlu' sijli- 

TIk' mail uifiild list the \milhl'iil linker's taU-; 

W'liiilil ,L,d\(.' a heail\ weli'iiiiu' to his hmisr. 

And iiilif (hue him tn his ihritU sp.iiisi-; 

W'nnid tiid hei hiiiiL; that leak\ /'iri/, m /xi//, 

WliiJi had luaii tinkered hy "that nihir man," 

Who '^iit hum hi-, the pi'Wter spnoiis, .md lead, 

I lis suppii, hnakrasl, and a niee ekaii hed ; 

Then tiiok till' nutal e\ er\ lot a\va\, 

SaxiiiL; he ;^iit not halt eiioii'^h lor pa\ I 

When Wii.i.i AM heard sii;h thiii'^s hf <|id mil wuiidei 

'I'hat iarmei's. -onietinu's, looked as hlack as thnmlei 

When he applit'd tor work, or lod'^in;^ suii'jht 

With earnestness, uhieh tear ol' want had taught. 

All Ik' now eai'iied Went to tlu' I'amiU stoii.', 

And thus he kept as poor as luTilotme. 

Ahont this time, an imilalion eame 

'I'o their small C'hineh, to spread Christ's glorious name. 
Two l>rethren weie deputed eaeh Lord's I)a\ 
To do the Wdik. hut not tor worldK pay. 
' 'I'he\ tried to ean\- out the Lord's eommand, 
Whieh lew, in this our da\', can understand: 
"Freely ve ha\e reeei\ed — m> freely yive; 
More Messed 'tis to ^ixe than to reeei\el" 



()ii one of these occasions C'(»(ii'i;i! went 

With a dear Urothcr, who to preach was sent. 

That Hrother was ta'en sick, and could not preach; 

\Vii,i.i.\M, in pulilic, was not wont to teach. 

i>nt He, whose sacred name the\ hoie, was there; 

On lliin th.e \()uth now strove to cast his care. 

The school-room — such it was — wa* crowded ([uite, 



Tilt EMK.KA.VT MKCIIAXIC. 



7> 



Wl III' lilt iiutliiii;^ il.iiinli'il .It till- -i'^ht. 
"r\v;i^ wi'll, |)fili;i|)s, thai i'\rr\ t'.ki' \\;is iu'\» 

To llilll, .Mill ;ill till' lllllMC llhl I'iKiii \ |i'\^ ; 
I'ol ill lli;it \IT\ IniMII IVSii lll;l|(|r|l- -iiti, 

I»m||i (li'iliiinl In lie lii- in iiKiiiiii'^r --t.itr. 

Ami -ii';itl\ iiilllUMUi- lii^ riiliilr I'ati I 

1 1. Ill III- kiiKUii tliiv Ml --I'lisiliM was lif — 

It iiiij;lil Ikim' liiin iniinaiiiird tu -mh di'^ii'i', 

A'^ to j»ii'\i'iil I'Djupliti'U till' (li-<iliai l;i' 

( )l" iliitii'- w liii'li, to him, looUi'd \i'i \ lai'4r. 

Iiiil a- It wa-. III' ^a\\ lutori' liiiii tluii' 

I' 1 11' old and \ oiiii;^, \\ lio>i- looUs lu'-poUi sumk ( aic 

I''oi llii'ii sahatioii. That iiiu-t |)ii rioiis tin iiii', 

ni \\lio>i' Mliat WMllh llic w ( rlldU -\\ i~. lir\ I d'caill, 

III' with siioii;^ I'll Iiii'4- iiii^id upon lluin all; 

And thru- w I'li- hiail- n'^poiuliii'^ to lla- call! 

Sikh di'i'p atli'iitioii iii'MT hail hi' miii 

III aii\ Mri'lni'4, in \\\^ lifi', ! wiinl 

II thiilkd hi- \i-i\ -onl, and niadr him -pi'aL, 

III nlowiii^ lan^iia'^i', of lln' Sa\ioi mii'k 
W liosr lo\i' to simiiis iiioM'd him to la\ h\ 
lli- own ^nat (iloi\, and roiiu' lii-ir to iliil 
Till' L;ood ai .'oiiipli-hi'd on that Sahiial h da\ , 
Ti'ii thoiixand fold hi- lalx.r did ii'pa\. 

lli- iinpiriiii'dilati'd piiaihin^ wiiil 

I loiiii' to -oinr liiai t- a llra\riil\ mi -saLjr, -I'lit 

\\\ (kkT- '.^Kod Spiiit, a- a piool to hi- 

<.'! (iiacL' mo-} woiKJroii- lo Ijriniivl 



Till' slinpli- sfrvici' ii'ai-licd at la-t it- ilo-i-; 
\\ lu'ii till- -ilk l>rothi'i to -oiiU' liiaii'i- i^oi- 

To liaiii thrii willari', and hi- own impait, 
With -ti()iiL;i'-l loUcii- ol" a iVii'iidU luail. 

riio-r pi'i-oii- wiTi' h(,tli I'.n'^li-h man and will' 

Who kiii'W, lor Ni-ai-, the toil- oT Ihididarm lilr. 

To thi-m was inlroduri'd thf ni-w -madi- pirai In r, 

jii-l ihi'ii mi-taki'ii lor an oldi-r tciichcr. 

DuL' L'\|)lanatioii- niadr, they him invlli- 

To lall and slv them, and -ia\ o\ri iii^ht. 

Ill', nothiii;^- loath, thi' inxltation kind 

At oiui' aic'cptcd, with (k-li^htod mind. 

Thi' two ri'tmii, and with thc-if IJiL-thivn mirt 

To join in wor-hip — -impli-, piiiv and -wect. 

The incidents of th;tt blest vSahhath dav 
Haunted hi- mind, till he could not delay 



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THE KMUiU.WT MECllANK. 



A \isit to hi- !R'\\ -iiKulc. kiiuUy tViciuU, 

In ]u)\K-^ that it mii^lU tend to luaUc aniciul-- 

F<ir <^]\\\\ privation--, every day eiuhnvd, 

\Vhil>t luit a mere -nh-.i'-tenee was seemed. 

lie theret'ore took liis hai;' and ti>o!s onee .nori', 

To eall at phiee- ni'ver -een liefme. 

lie, in his \\ anderint;-, to a N^iHai^e eanie, 

Whieli liad, for water-iiower, ai-cpiired some lame; 

Theit.' he fonnd work that did a da\- employ, 

And iiarned what i;a\c' to liim nuieh j^reater joy — 

How some ti\e miles wonld li\-in.t;' liim to the farm, 

W'liere he mi,uht ho])e to meet a welcome warm. 

I'atii^iieck he reached the honse in siranj^est plij^ht — 

I'oi- sWL'at and dust madi' him a sorry si^^hl. 

The mother was enL^a^^ed in converse there 

With her lirstdiorn — a daiii^hter hlithe and fair. 

Tiiese knew him not — so dillerent iiis array 

I'roni wiiat it was upon that Sahhatii day. 

And thouuh he j^ave to eacli a hiendly L^Mvetinn, 

it niiL;ht have proved a rather chilly meeting-, 

liad not the xouii'^est dauj^hti'r whispered thus: 

" 'Tis the vouul;- preachei' come to \ isit us."" 

This was inou;j;h; ajjolo^ides were made. 

And i)ertect welcome speedily displayed! 

in s\\ei'» di-conr-e the\- sat a littk' while. 

When /('d w a- sl'Ia ed, in most superior style. 

C<)(Ji'i;i{ of such a meal had ne\fr tasted. 

Since he tVom his tjcar nati\e land had ha-ted. 

This o'er, the conversation they resume, 

While truth's clear rays afresh their minds illume. 

This was to him a most important day: 

Foi- <4loom\- clouds then hroke and tied away. 

His future, Once so dark, now hrighter j^rew, 

An<l tilled his soul with uratitude anew. 



That mother's care a.ssi<^ned him the "hest hed," 
On which to lav his weary limhs and head. 
Mo-l sweet! v did the Wanderer sleep and rest. 
As th»)U'4h hv ;4rief he ne'er had heen oppressed. 
He rose, retVesiied, soon after break of day, 
And tliankfulK- his ''Orisons did pay." 



While these dear folks the hreakfast were preparin,i,r, 
lie to mend leaky ////.v no pains was sparin<^. 
For what he did he would not make a char*^e — 
[lis lnde[)entlence was a trait too large; 



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Hut tliat kind niDtliLT would not In.' rvpaul 
111 work 1)1" inoiiL'v tor her lo\c' di>|)la\(.'d. 
She fixed tlic price — a \ei\ lil>eral one — 
.\iid paid the cirs// lor all that he had done. 
Pi'rhaps ni\- reader- tiiiiik tiii> inatroirs e\e>- 
Saw, in the tinker, a most iikeU prize 
To win, as hushand, for her daughter tair; 
i)iit suielv thev nui>t he mistaken therel 
This tamilv's standinj;" was considered .n'odd; 
William, ainon<^st the verv poorest stood: 
And, in his tinkeriiin' ti'arh, was not a match 
I'or that tair ,!^ir!, whom man\ stro\e to eaieh. 
Let this he as it mij^ht; tie left the house 
Without ))roposin^- to make her hi- spouse. 
Vet not witliout the stronnest inclination 
To make short intervals of st-paration. 

Tiieir daun'hter, Jane, was in her twentieth \eai, 

.\\\i\ did to him a lovelv maid appear. 

lie knew her soon as skilled in house affairs, 

l>ut e\er lackint:,- \aiii, co(|uettisii airs. 

1 lei' form was irraceful, and of medium si/e. 

And sweet iLiood nature lieamed in her hrii^lit eves. 

Her face, for lost part, wore a ])leasaut smile, 

While her di^ai- heart ne'er harhored au<4'ht of ^uilc 

Her charms were such that CodI'Isk's heart, ert' Ioul;, 

Could not resist their intluence so stroni^. 

N(H' \]vi.'i\ we wonder much, for soon he leanu-d 

She had t^ood oHeis, in L^'ivat plentv, spurned, 

I'lefore she knew the I'insinitli — so forlorn — 

Whose poor appeanuice ne'er drew forth her -corn. 

I'hehe, the voungest Liirl, \vas (|uite a iass, 

Wiio mit^ht not vet have used a l<)okin<;-LClass. 

r'ossessed of l)riq;ht hrown e\es and cheerful face. 

On which, of sorrow, none could find a train- — 

I nless her paleness init^ht he viewed a- sut-h; 

\ et all who read her eves would douht it much. 

Of lively spirits, and most active turn. 

Still tond of work, she could not fail to Icain 

Such household duties as her mother thoii;4ht 

l>est that her i^irls should, in their \oiith, hi' tau-^hi. 

To he a favorite, Phehe scarce could tail; 

And parents rijj^htly named her, "\iL;htiii;^aleI" 

For, while asleep, she oft would si!i;j^"'.it ni^•llt 

Some livel\- tune, and alwavs sint>- it riuht. 



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l>ft\VL'(.-n tlic-i.' two, ill M'^c- iind tcmpcranu'iit, 

AuDihc'i- ^iii was to that coupk- Kail. 

SIk', than her si--tLT^, al\\a\-- ■^ftaiicil moit.' ^h\ , 

At k\i-l, if ^tiaiii;crs ha|ii)c lud t;) \k- iii^h. 

All thri-i.- ;4itw up '^ood-ldokinn', and lucainL' 

As rnithfiil \\i\f- as i'\t wcTf known to faiiR'. 

( )iu' (.hulilix hal'f, and three more --prinhtlv hoys, 

Kanlsed 'iiioin^st the niiiuher of this faiuilyV joys. 

MeanwhiK' a inrious incident oecuned. 

To mention which ma\' harmless mirth aiiord. 

( )ur hero ton^ had wished to taki' a tour 

S'ill I'urther North, 'moin^st tanners far iVom poor; 

And when retuiniiiL;' — sa\- on I'riday )iight — 

To hold a iNCitii/:^., il' his hiends thou,L;ht liniit. 

'IMie place agreed uj)on was their "lar^e room" — 

One lain'c cnoui^h, if neiiihhors all should come. 

Tlii- -ettled, od' he went for several days, 

Toiling and sweating;- under Sol's stronjj," ravs. 

.Sometime^ with Christians of most ;4enci"ous souls; 

Anon, with thosr whose conduct him appals, 

'I'ill the important da\- at last canu' round; 

W'lu'U at a hou-e, hard Iw, he tinkering- found. 

'l"he UDik all done, thev ask him to partake 

Refreshment with tlicm, for pure kindness' sake. 

He thankfully complied with their re(inest, 

And lound their che.r was oi' the \er\- hcst. 

The meal was ser\ ed heneath a pleasant shade, 

And he, to each !j;ood tiling; was welcome made. 

Soon thei'c lode li\ a L;'cntleman wi'U dressed. 

And the hostV daui^hter thus herself exprt'ssed: 

'•'Most likt-l\ that 's the Preacher just ii^dne hy ; 

1 le 's dressed in black, and wears a white neck-tie." 

''l*erha])s so," said tlu' lather; " 'tis the ni^lit 

The Meeting's held, and the\ did us imite." 

Wh.t.iam, meanwhile, beheld the motlier's e} es 

Cast oft iijion him; and, with some snrjirisc. 

She asked, "Did vou not preach a month ai^T) 

At the Plains School House:" lie re])lie(i, " "l\vas s 

"And is it \ou that 's ^oin;^' to preach ere Ioiil;' 

At our near ncii^hbor's?" //<■■ asked, 'Ms it wron^-r'' 

"•No; onlv — " There's the rubl () contrast ;j;"reat, 

Pelwixt t!ie w ell-diesscd man, and tinkers state! 

To do them jiistici', 'tis but riijlit to add — 

Thev went to liear him, 'and for it were ^kul. 



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ICif iiKiiiN \\ct'k'« he i> piXAaik'd upon 

'I'd l.ikc tluit Isind tViciKr^ olll'i", and ha^ L;i)ni' 

Td ISiiHald t<'i tool-; and on hi- \\a\' 

Maki-- for Nia<4ara, williout dc'la\. 

^'^•al■- lu' had loiincd to m'c that splendid -i^ht, 

And now thi- jonrnr\ look witii '^rcat dcliiiht. 

"Twas in the inoiith ot' Au^^n-t; wlun, !h' t'onnd 

lliin-L'lf tot" Lfwistoii, h\ siiMiiu'i, honnd. 

Tlu' niL;ht lu' reached that was a siilti\ one— 

.\nd -neh excitement he had never known. 

'l"he room ni which he ti^it'd to ^■et some sleep 

Had six poor drnnkards in it I * So, at peej) 

Of earlv <lawn, he lOse; then waslied his face; 

I'aid oil' his hill, and stiove his nerves to hrace 

]>\ walkin;4 o'ef the s(.\ en lemainin;^ miles, 

With ^low"iii;4 t"eelin;j^s. ;ind lace clad in sniilcs. 

( ), w hull a moin was that! A cooling' hiee/e 

niew tVom ()ntario, and jn-t moved the trees. 

.\ronnd, no cloud- ohseined the hiinht, hlue skv; 

^'el o'ei the I'^ills a mist was iisini,r hi<j^hl 

lie clnmh the "Mountain's" ru<^<;ed, stony height, 

And ot'leii turned ti* u'aze with fond delight 

I'pon the scene hefore him. The hlue Lake 

One sheet of ooldeii s|)leiidoiI Sol, awake. 

Had scut his ra\s athwart that inland Sea, 

ICre he rose hij^'h, in ^iorious majestx I 

On either hand lav woods, and fields of L;raui, 

.'■^lietcln.ii out, lor miles, in one vast fertile plain. 

I poll his left rose !>!£()(. k's plain Monument; 

1)V "svmpathx"' — false named — now sadh rent I 

The '^fenuine truit of mniderous Civil war. 

Whose doi^s — let loose — stoj) not at XirtueV har; 

I hit oft, h\- their \ile deeds, dare to ])ollute 

W hat men most sacred deem as worth re])Ute. 

Mav thou, mv dear, mv own .Adopted Land! 

Xe'er hear aj^ain the tiamp of hostile hand; 

Whether poured fortii iVom neii^hhoriuL;' foreign shore, 

Oi' hiiit of thv own sons' deep thirst tor n(>rel 

Wii.i.iAM, arrived u[)ou the mountain t<)[), 

I'auses not loui;;; he liad scarce time to stop. 

1 h • took the* Kiver hank, and there, helovv, 

The wondrous rapids tor tlie th^st time saw. 

I lis th(>u<;iits and iei'linL^s w<uild he hard to iell. 

While he stood there — hound as hv ma'^ic spell. 

I'2ie lou;^ he felt a ver\ strange desire 



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To I)nivf that Water-Spirit's foainini^ ire! 
And oiK'L' or twii'f osavM i-'cn to (ifsti'iiil 
'V\)v |)i(.'ti))ii(.'''- tVoiil, to i^aiii his (.'ihII 

"•( ) I'or a liallK'" thon'^ht iic"- '"in tliat puif stifain I 

is it rt'alit \ : or do i divam r 

Am I now standing on NiaiLjara's lirinkr 

() tliat I foiild of its ntirt' waters diinl< I" 

Solilo(|iii:/:in^- tlnis, a tliiindcrinj; sonnd 

IJroi^i.' on his vnv, and noise- of Kapids (h<>\viR-d! 

Aroiisc'd l>\ this, 1h' innrii-d tasti-r on — 

The veil of mist his LCnide — nntil, anon, 

lie reached a hi'nd, which hrnn^ht hefore his \ iew 

The mi'^iitN Cataract's wondeis, fwr new ; 

\\'t at sneh distaiue he eonld not well trace 

The varied heaiities of that matchless plaee! 

Most eai^erlv he took the road ayain; 

Nor paused to seek the coinjianv of men, 

Who, reared amid these wonders, seldom feel 

The deep emotions, or the fervid zeal 

Which he then felt, as nearer still he drew , 

And found his dreams of the (ireat Falls all true. 

At last lie stood there; and, in earnest, Lfa/ed 

As thoutjh he could not weaiv: ([uite ama/ed 

At the vast ;L^randeur of the beauteous scene, 

And half inclined to look on all as mean 

That he had viewed before! Musint^, he stood 

.Still as a statue, while tlie mii^htv Hood 

Dashed niadlv onward, as if eai^er still 

To take the leap, obedient to (iod's will! 

A<^ain he 's roused b\ shout, av\^a\' below, 
'Twas from a Boatman, anxious now to know 
If he would cross to the Canadian side: 
C<)oi'i;i{ obeved, with Fancv for his <;uide; 
v\nd soon was liouncinj^ o'er the heaviiiLj '-eep. 
Whose current forced the boat to take a sweep; 
While, ever and anon, a dash of s|irav 
Made wet his clothes, as would a rainy day. 
The\ reached the landinj^; and he now has <rone 
To 71r/>/r- /iVr/', and muses still alone. 
The sont;' w hich follows does exjiress in part 
The strong, warm feelinjjs of his raptured heart; 



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som; io nia(,.\|{ a. 

\i:in;ii;il ! Ii;iil tin iiKi^uitlcviU woiidfi's, 

TIk' wdiU of my l'';ithc'r — tlii- iniiUcr of All! 
Ill-- \i>'\{.v 'lis I lu-ar, in l!i\ c';irth-sli;ikin;4 tluiii(k'rs, 
As "I )ft,|) imtd I)t<.'|)" t'vcTv numunt '•tlnili inlll" 
\\ ;iti Is riisliin^, ;il\v;ivs pushing" 

()vc'r tlif Icd^i.' ol' iiumliliii;^ rnfUs; 
ICvcr Icapiiii^, ncviT slccpin;^, 

Soiiini His praise in ccasfk-ss shocks. 

Tin mist to mv mind six-ms a Pillar ciishrinin;^ 

'lis All-j;loii()us Presence, l)v <lav and 1>\ nlijlitl 
rh\ raiiihows licspcak Him to Mt-ivv iiuiiiiiiiL;-" 

Thoiiiih none who j^a/.c on thcc art- cli-an in llis si^htl 
Colors hlcndiiii^, mist ascending; 

All aiv displaviny- His threat power! 
Kapids roaring, arc adoini;^ 

Him — their Maker — everv honri 

The m\ riads ot" pearls, and hrijj^ht emerald glories, 

I^nciivliiii; thv brow, 'midst the t'oam and the spray, 
I'nite in preseiUinij^ the most vivid stories 

Of splendor and riches whieh He can disjila\ I 
Pearls descend in;j^, withont endinjjj, 

Down that ,<^'<ldy precipice, 
Seem deridin<j onr vain pride in 

Works which ban't compare with this. 

The trees on thv banks look like worshippers standiii'j;-. 

To pav at Thv shrine their jnst trilnite of praise; 
And londlv, indeed, are their voices demanding;-. 

That man nnto (iod his sweet anthems shonld raise! 
Each tree j^rowiny,, oft is bowin;^". 

Lowly its tall majestic head; 
Man, still scheming", 's seldom (heamiiiL;- 
Of this feast before him spread! 

Mv soul, {piite enraptured, could sta) here forever, 
And drink in thv bear.ties with constant delit;bt ; 
Hut somethiiii; within me is whispering., '•'Never 
15e so taken up with sublunarv sij^ht!" 
Paths of Duty should have lieauty 

More than what I find in tiiee; 
For tliv <i'lories tell no stories 

Of some things worth much to me. 



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Hut vft 1 c;in ;^;izt' on thy (l;iz/liii>:j hrij^htiu'ss — 

Thx raiuhoW", thy pcMil-, thy ik'ar (.'iiuTald '4ic'cii; 
( )ii rapid- still tos-M mto roam of |)iir>. \\ liittiR-s ; 
()ii (alls thf most nloiiotis that j-^aith ha- v\] soc'iil 
Stivn'^th a(.(|iiiiiii;4, in adiiiiriiiL;- 

All as the matchless \\ciik ot' (iml; 
Can, witli pk'asinv, Icaxc surh trrasnrc. 
And nn jouiiu-v onward ])lod. 

Aronnd the Fall- lie lini^errd till past noon, 

And still felt <^rie\(.'(l to ha\o to k-axt.' tluis soon. 

J>o loath was he a single chaiin to miss, 

He ott went down and up the jML-cipict, 

I)y nurins of spiral stairs which constant sluiok, 

As if 1 y palsy-tit they had heen struck. 

The cntdne's whistle warns him now to <_;■(>, 

And take the cafs tor risint,^ Ihifl'aln. 

In (hat new L'it\ he aiii\ed ere ni^ht. 

Which u'ave to him hut \efv small delight. 

Tools soon he found — sold onl\ by .//<' .vc/," 

And ^\ith his j'unds, the price could not lie met. 

Ileie was a fix I Xauj^^ht fof him now nanaiiud 

fJut to return, witli just his pUas/irc gained! 

I'liis, as an ojlset, stocjd against the delit 

lie liad incurred, and kept him tVom a fret. 

( )nce moll' I pause, hut with a hope (piite strong, 

I'liat 1 ma\ soon resume m\ simple son-^. 



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'ill .\iii.cMi;\r. — Addif^s tu IIi)]K'. It- lifiRlits to W'li. 
II \M. C.'<iiiinu'iu:c'> lui^iiass. Ni.ninrr nf toiuluctiii'^ it. 
'I"liinlx>- ;i'4;iin ii|" M.it riiiii nu . Slii)|) ii(.-i.riln.tl. Iiunii- 
vriiic'iuT- ill it. .\ii iiicidi'iit. I )i-.i.< •iir.rj.i.im'iit' in tiMiit'. 
C'i)mj)i'ns;iti()ii lur tlu'iii in \ i-it^ tu lii^ iiiti'inkd. .\ liirtliiT 
'^hiiu'i' ol" lui. riu lioiiu' |)r<i\iikii lur. M;ini:im.'. A 
|)C'i']) ;it their Ikhik' attLiu aid. l'(>n.i'cl to Icaxf it. .\ -M'f- 
oikI niovr. A Lo\c'>-|)1i'(1l;(.'. IminiiKiit ptiil of" tlu' will'. 
I iilia|)|n L'oiiditioii of llrst-liorn, Cluircli iiialti'i>. W'li.- 
1.1. \mV trials tVom tiiiipcr, rlc. Continued sncce^^ in husi- 
lU'-s. Tinsmith''^ Soii'4. llis loni^- -iei\tK's-, and snjjport 
iiihk'r it. Dutitul (.■oiidnet ot" Apprentice. \\ il"e\ self-sacri- 
lices and inatroiih management, Ldoi-usV gratitude to lier 
lor it. Continued I'oetieai pietk'iietions. \'i-its with hi^ 
Wile the l''alk of Niagara. I'^amih inerease. 'Irouhli's in 
Clunvh allaiis. I".\eoinmunieation. I'^ie^h C'huixh tomu'e- 
tion. Trouiik- ;ni->e afresh. Dialhof Wife. Wii.i.i .x.m's 
lament. Conclusion. 



Ilail, liopi'Ilhou ^em-(k-eked Maid, with leatiiii's f:in I 

I'airi'r than fahled ^oddessi-s of air. 

i still rt'^arded tiu-e a- spimi^- from (iod; 

.\s sent to lis from iiis (!i\ine ahode, 

With tin sweet sisters, hol\- l-'aith and !.o\e, 

'I'hat faxoied mortals ini^ht vour \irtues prove. 

I.eil on h\ thee, we pass lliroUL;"h hea\ \ trial, 

Ui'ijiiiriiiL;- ewr constant self-denial, 

I uscathed, \ et ridded of delilin^ dross, 

'To lind ourseKes the better for its loss. 

l'i(>m|)ted h\ thee, we scale \ asl mountain heights; 

' >r lake to ICarth's far hounds most rajjid lli^hts; 

1 ace dreadful storms; \ ea, greatest (kin^ers 1)ra\e, 

.\ .d, una])palled, view the dee]), vawniii^ ^raxel 

111 ever\ a<xe th\' ])raisr lia\e Poets siinj^-; 

i'hrouf^hout the world th\ praise has loudlv riiiij^ 
So much and often, that I need not dwell 
I poll thv worth: for it were hard to tell 

llu' millionth part of L^ood thou hast achieved; 
l)\ finite man it cannot lie conceiNcdl 
Thy soverei;^n virtues WiF.r.iAM dceph felt, 
lluwe'er engagcil, and wlieresoc'er he dwelt. 



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III constant toil, and chilli'd by rt'innv, 

III' klll-U 'twas Idfsscil to 1»«.' clu'cTc'd 1>\ tllCf. 

Thou niadc'st liini content in lou estate, 

And lor Pidsperitv to patient wait; 

Till some, who tliou'^ht his eonisr deserved much iiianie, 

Well- k'd to l"ull approval of t hi' same. 

Mole weeks went ])ast, and his kind patr<>" rion^ht 
IJoth tools and stock; when hi' with \i,Ko, wrought 
In a small shop, and did his hest to j^i\e 
Due satisfaction, and made out to live. 

ThrouLjhont the conntrv nothiiiLC now was heard 

Save talk ol" Civil wai'; vet undeterred 

Was he, h\ what was LCoin,:^ on around. 

From his emplovment; and kept ^ainiiiiLj ■L^romid. 

The \illaL;i' of hrave Soldiers was (|uite l"iill. 

And they, alone, made iuisit/css far from dull. 

When he at tlist commenced, he made a rule — 

l''or which some folks then deemed him ([uite a fool — 

To make ij^ood work and cheap, and have his pav 

For all he sold; and this he did . 'way. 

lie had heen tauj^ht to look on llonestv 

As the hest jjart of lousiness policv ; 

And his e\])erience t'ullv proved the tiutli 

Of that old maxim — learned in earlv vouth. 

Meanwhile, as worldly prospects l)riL;hter lJIcw, 
To marria<^e state he turned his tliouLfiits anew, 
And made proposals for that lovelv maid; 
Xor was (lisaj)probation once displaved 
15y either parent, who jj^aAe full consent, 
As she, to marrv him, was quite content. 
Though not a "th'st love,'" their's remained still true, 
And smoothlv ran — was ever fresh and new I 

His humlile home, and shop, were all in one, 

\\\{\ looked, to others' eves, most woe-iu'iLj-onel 

It was tor business trulv ([uite untlt; 

Yet customers still f(nin<l their way to it. 

Back from the street — up some half dozen stairs — 

Two boards, on I)arrels, heUl his shining" vvaresi 

On one side high — the other verv low — 

And all unplastered; it was quite a show! 

At one end stood his bench, and close besiile it 

Lav his rude couch; let not the rich deride iti 



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At tiiiK's, lu- rose from ofV that humble l>nl 
With a fair siio-i.'--criitt/i ilo^e alioiil his licadl 

()m- l)ittt.-r iii^'ht, somf loyal N'oliinlc'c'r^ 
Well- (luarti'ivd on him; and he told hi^ tear^, 
Tlial miK-h of eomfort eoiild imt tluii' he toiiiid, 
III Mich a room, with all his li\ture-< round. 
One madi' reply whieh went to Wii.ii a m'^^ I nail, 
And proved t/'iat man had "I'ho^eii the 'n»n\ part" — 
•''Tis hetter,"said he, "than our Savior had; 
Of -.iieh a loih4iii<4 lie would have heeii jiladl" 

Our hero, with hi^ lutiid-tools Ljcil alon<^, 

At hest, hut >lowl\ ; and >ometime> went wron;^-. 

It was no easy thiii<^ to ascertain 

What kin<l oi' t;'oods a ready sale would J^aiii. 

His hiolher 'J'iiisinith showed no friendly spirit; 

lledeemeil him far too low in workman merit I 

And threatened \auntiii«i^ly to drive him out: 

Ihit (iodV rich hlessinj; compassed him ahout I 

His patterns lie contrixed, as hest he could; 

And e\er\ month, as trailcsniaiu thniei stood. 

His constant \ isits to his t'uture hiide. 

Much of sweet pleasure every time suj)i)lied. 

Kare worth and heauty did the maid possi'^>; 

To see her was to taste of happiness I 

She was too lo\el\, and too j^entle, lar, 

I'o, one whose mind was very ott ajar; 

So hiimltle, that she left her father's house. 

With all its comforts, to hecome his sjjouse. 

The home which he for that fair j^irl provided, 

liv most \ ounji lasses would have heen derided. 

'Twas just the farthest half of his rude shoj), 

Lined with planed hoards on all sides, and the top; 

Cjuiti' small. in size, 'twas amply furnished, 

With sto\e, three chairs, a table, box and bed I 

In March, his natal month, throuijjh sleet and rain. 
He bore his wife, who ditl not once com})lain. 
No zviufdin^ Jaunt could their small means ;illord, 
S'ef the\- had pleasure in true lo\e's accord; 
And what they lacked in wav of outward show. 
Was ([iiite made uj) hv warm afrectioiTs i^low. 
The\ were a hap]n couple, with warm hearts: 
Both striviuLf eajjjerl}- to act their parts. 
U ever twain were blended Into one. 



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'T\v;i>. ill lliiir cjim-, ;is ;i11 who kmu tluin <.\\ii. 
Ik', uiirUmo >,,(iii and l.iii' in liil h-s (Iclil; 
Slif. t;ikiii;4 (.iiii' of ;ill In i.li.iimd ti> '^i I : 
Ami, will) sxM't I siuiii'^ iipMii hii lu\i|\ {.ui-, 
I )is|n.|liim "' <li'^|)<>n(liMu\ i;ii li li.ui'. 

'I'<Hi M.Dii, till' \)\m\- ill wliiili llK'ir l>li-^ I'l-iiii, 
W .is iii:i(k' loo hot hy our C';iii.i(liMii -mi. 
A Jiiiktrv l>i'lo\\, Sops r;i\s :iiio\t>, 
\\ ilh hiMt hoin .vA>:t. iikkIi' ihi'iii iiio-i ;_;|,|,| t,, iii,,m- 
'l"hi'\ iu'\t ohhiiiii'd ;i sho|) whiih .iiis\\ ind well; 
l'"or ;ill hi' iiKiiU', ihi'V loiild most iVri'U ^y.\\. 
'I'his plan-, how i\(.T, they w i ic toiiid lo (jiiit 
III thift.' months mIUt thf\ hiid fiitiic'd il. 
Moll' th;iii oiH> person Imd on it ;i tl;iim, 
And iMili liiw-siiit t;miifd liu-ir hti'^ion- II.iiih', 
riitii at k'li-th il went to C'Ikiikiin, 
And that sai^c L'ourl could on this f/iii/i; a^ref — 
To liavt.' il I losed loithwilhl And tini-, .)ui iViriwh 
N\ I'lv torcc'd to nio.i.-, oiue moie, to ^aiii tluai inds. 
l>ach mow hron^hi doiii)lr n'lit ; hiil this hfiaiiii- 
A thiiiL; ri'iiR'iiihiTfd oiilv h\ its iiaiiu'. 
Trade siill iiure;i>ed, as did l^xpii ieiu'e, too. 
And Wii.i.iAM nos\ had iiioii' than lu- i-ould do. 
Ihit hy this linu- lu' had assiviaiut' round 
111 his wife's hrother, as appreiitiei' hoinid; 
.\ youth most active, and L;()od-iiaUiied, too, 
W ho took delight in w hat he had to do. 
The shop to w liieli they went — last on the sinel — 
\\ as, as a residenei', to them most swei'l. 
Almost in iVoiit, a ri\ ef calmU llowi'd; 
Close hy, a plain wood hrid^^e the stream hestidde. 
riieie, he could stand at his shop door and view 
A scene w liicli called up leeliiins e\cr new. 
Al)0',e the hrido-e, Ihr lUMily half a mile, 
It is niosi l()\ely, clad in Summer's smile. 
Tall trees, of xarious kinds, its mari^diis L;race, 
W hile it tlows on, wi \ ci L,a'ntle ])ate, 
I'ast two small islands; each one like a L;ein 
Set in the stream so sottK passino- them. 
Thcie, often has he sat, ( n sumir.er's i-\e. 
With his fair liride, hoth loath tlie scene to leave. 
Lit up Iw Luna's heanis, 'twould larLicf seem. 
And sco])e afl'ord for sweet poetic dream. 
One island he would picture as the site 
Of a neat mansion, where he nii<i^ht, at nit^ht, 



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Kcliii' fiMiii liii>iiK"«» I'iiri's to lake .1 lniat. 

Aii'l I'll lilt, ^iiilait.- uf till- ri\«.T tluat 

W itli hi". iiin'Nt (.hariiim'^ lii> must loving \vit\-; 

C'liiidiil li' Ua\i luliiml all \\uiMl\ ^liili'. 

Siuli iVi-ak^ uciiilil r,iiir\ |ila\, w hrii lu' iiu'liiinl 

I'd III liiT ri'i'4n -t>\v Munairii nl' hi- iiiuhII 

^'^■t, \\ lull thr ^|)ill \\ a'- Imikr. tin -wi'it- nl lnnm- 

W (.■)(.• ^lull. that liom tlniii he tii'\'f wi^lii'd to loam. 

Ami lliii^ (la\>, \Vft.'k> ami iiioiitlis most smootliiv ^)a>si(l, 

Till W iiiti'i raim-, cath l».aiiIi'oiis siou' to lila^t. 

Novv, with IK'W lio|)i.-s, ahiNl laiiU' li'aiv a- will, 

'riu- stn-ii^tli <i|" u liii'li it is not iiMiif to tell. 

I •111 tliosi- \\ lio oiu r lia\ I' joiid, \ oil 11 '4 luisliaiiiK liciii, 

.\la\ wi'li coiK(.'ivi' u iiat Iio|H's and ll-ais I mean. 

Sraiif had I )i'ii'mtiii st-aU'd tlif I'lost- Kiii'^'s rei;4ii, 

\lvv tlusr tiiK> hearts a l<o\ I'V-pU'dMi' did ohtaiii. 

I'lotiatted lahof, hiin^^iiiL; -nii.' distiiss. 

Came ni,i;h lAtiii'^iii-^hiii^ tlu'ii happim-ssl 

This o|"t led Wii.iiwi lo the Meri\ Seat; 

And, oh, his \ isits llu If \s I'le triih s\\ let ! 

Noi w.is it \aiii; two preiions liws \\ eii' sp;iri'il. 

And tin.' \onn;4 parents wiTe, alush, pnpared 

To grapple witii tlu'ir duties -t^iowin;^ lart;(.' — 

C'onsiioiis o|' wiakiRs . in 'ii lull disehai'^e. 

The lialie pio\i-d c loss ;nid li M'nl; and, loi- \i.mis, 

I're(|iielit e<tn\iilsi\e ills liJKd them witii I'eais; 

And (piiii' iiniittt'd lur, in alter life, 

i"oi hearing; a jiist sl^ne of toil anil strile. 

'I'his pro\ed an exereise t'of faith and pra\ir, 

Tntil tln'\ fnlh felt tliat (Jod's kind eaii' 

W'onid he c'Xteiided o'er their snU'eiin^ ehild; 

And this thoin^ht made their sonK moie ireomaled. 

To hiai Willi patience this ^reat, freijnent tiiai, 
Whieh ealled on them so miieh lor self-denial. 



.V L;r()\vin!4 iuleiesl now in C'hureh allairs 

I'illed that vouiii^ father's mind with weighty cares. 

Ai this inv readers need not lie sm prised; 

\or should in\- notice of it he despised. 

Tlia! C'hnrch on Scripture truth had ta'eii its stand, 

And w ished to heiid alone to (iod's command — 

To ci)p\ , in their i^overnmeiit, the plan 

Marked out 1>\- Christ, when tirst I lis Church hej^an. 

Now the\ sought one well (inalitied to take 

Ihe Elder's otHce- — not for lucre's sake, 

Nor "as a lord o'er God's own heritage" — 



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But one who humbly would, witii warmth, cnj^aj^c 

To do His l)iddiii<^, and hear peaceful rule 

O'er that small Church — that it mi<^ht prove a school 

For Saints to <^row in strict con form ity 

To God's just will — as they that will may see. 

One soon they found, who had for years been tried: 

Who by Paul's test was willing to abiile; 

VV'ell knowing the advice which he had given 

To Ephesian Elders; and how he had striven 

To labor with his hands for the support 

Of self and friends, oft made the worldling's sport. 

Let none imagine that this flock obtained 

Another's labor for some selflsh end ; 

Large sums they raise to help the suffering poor, 

And freely give of their superfluous store 

To send the Bible into heathen lands — 

And that while all are laboring with their hanils. 

This testimony I would bear of them ; 

'Tis strictlv true, whoever mav contenni. 

As deacon thev chose William anil another. 

Who was regarded as a worthy brother. 

In God's pure siglit they viewed themselves unflt 

For such high ofHce; yet accepted it 

In deference to their brethren, who made choice 

Of them at once, without dissenting voice. 

'Twas thus it came that he had manv cares, 

Beside his family's and trade's affairs. 

In preaching now he took his regular tmn. 

And, though but weakly, did with ardor burn 

To tell poor sinners of a Savior's love. 

Or Saints instruct in lessons from Above. 

He 'midst those labors found, with sore distress, 

A constant warfare mar his happiness. 

Dyspepsia — fell disease — his stomach seized, 

And, like a dennin, would not be appeaseil ; 

But made his temper, far too quick and warm, 

By frequent outbursts often work him harm. 

This grieved the heart of his beloved wife. 

And might have led to constant fani'ly strife. 

Had not the Lord to him his foUv sho <vn. 

By greater chastisement than he had known. 



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Aiul now our tVicMids jjosscsscd sutViLicnt incaiis 

To pay their (lcl)t, or ]3iirchasf those macliincs 

Which tinsinitlis use; and W'li.i.i am asUed hi^ iViciid 

It' lie, com LMiicntlv, could longer lend 

W hat they were owinp^ him? I [is kind repK 

I^ed C<)oim;k soon the needful tools to luu. 

This was an era in their historv, 

And thev most j^ladly work more activelv 

In manufactnrin;^ theii" humhle wares, 

Or <4"ivinL^ to old thinj^s their due rejjairs. 

AN'hile freelv pushing their close labcn' throui^h, 

Thev still found plenty (or the two to do; 

Which called on them for ijreater thankfulness 

To their kind (iod, who did their Inisiness bless. 

While thus eni:ja;j^ed, prav tell me where 's the wronj^, 

If thev should sinjj; the followin;^ "■Tinsmith's Soui,^?'" 

TIXSMnirs S()\(i. 

What thouii^h our bench labor rol) us of the faxor 

ICnjoved bv the farmer, 'midst fair Country scenes; 
What thouci^h 'tis confinintf to make up tins shinini^, 

There's nau<^ht in the trade which our conduct demeans. 
Then ph' the shears, since it appears 
That our callinij^ is honest and fair; 
Yet take ijood heed, lest, in our speed, 

We should send from our hands leak\ ware I 

In usiuL;- the folder we then may <^row liolder. 

And torm and j^moye pans with our consciences clear; 
Drive each of ihe turners wi h skiP beyond learners, 
And put in stout wire with or hearts full of cheer. 
Then take a burr and make it whirr, 

As the Inittons spin round like a "to]);" 
And lit these tiii^ht, which is l)ut •, i<;b.t 
If we wish a <i^ood name for the shop. 

In this case the setter will do the work better. 

And stron<^ double seams will repa\ all oin" pains; 
liut sli^-ht not the solderinor, or customers orderinij,- 
Their work at oiu' hands w ill licniudge us our gains. 
This we can do and vet push through 

Quite a goorl share of labor each day. 
And in our sales of pans or pails 

Boldly ask those who buy for our pay. 



86 iiii'. i;mi(.i!A\i miiii.wk. 

\Vi' tluis ina\ I>(.' workiiiLj, no sL"lli>hiu">s liiiUiiiLC 
Within, tliDiinh the wcatlici he clondx or cold; 
And laufuliv stii\inL!^ onr trade >>till I)t' (hi\inLr 

From i'-AV hetter motives tlian mere tliirsl for ,n'old. 
Then we ma\ ser\ e and ne\er sweixe 

From strict (hilx's phiin, stiai^htforward path, 
Onr eonntrx V weal \\ ith (IrN id zeal 
li\ skill which each aitis;ni hath, 

()I then our l>ench lahor ma\ hi^in^- us the favor 

Of a jaunt now and then midst the forests and lieh 
\\ hich pleasure -o jo\ ons can ne\ er anno\- us. 
If health and contentnient it constantlv \ ields. 
Then pl\ the shears, since it ai)pears 
That our callin^^ is honest and fair; 
Yet take ji^nod heed lest in our speed 

We should send from our hands leak\ ware. 

And now these parents'' hearts wcw rendt'ied j^lad 

IJy a sweet hahe as e\er parents had; 

,\ lo\el\' l)o\', a precious Hrst-horn son. 

An April flower ere Sprin;^- had well hej^un. 

Thus were their famiU and cares increased 

\Vhile pleasure was not lessened in the least. 

J)Ut a tew niontiis w fre destineu to disclose 

A lengthv list of what some think aie woes. 

Three serious acei<lents that vear hetel 

His a^eil father, and 'twere liard to tell 

The wear\ months of sufferin<i" he endured 

Ere loss of lind) to him relief procured. 

Their patron, too, was l)\ sore sickness liroui^ht. 

Down to death's door, as all who saw him thouii;ht. 

\V'ii.i.i.\.M at last was on a sick-i>e(l thrown 

For man\- weeks, and then was fullv shown 

Tile fervent love and patience of liis w ife 

Increasinii^ still thron<^h vears of after life. 

Bereft of reason, as his frienils declared, 

Rich consolation he at all times shared. 

Death — man's "last foe" — for him no terrors liad, 

His hlii^hted prospects did not make him sad. 

To leave his wife and babes he was resi<>^ned, 

And this while all deemed him of unsound mind. 

The tempter, true, his faith and feelini^s tried. 

But his sn,<i^<;estions met "(iod will provide." 

This simple text was strong- enouj^'h to stav 

Each wavering thought that rose from day to day. 



IIIK K.MKiH.Wr MIX II.WK . S'J 

The tliiu' when he fell sick \\:is in the I'all, 

When livelv husiness mnde nio^-l piessin^;' call. 

And yet he was enabled to abide 

Content with this, ''lehovah will prox ide." 

IC\'n so he did, and that in wondrous \sa\'. 

For his wife's brother worked both ni^ht and da\, 

A striking' instance ot" miscinshness f 

l)Ut rarelv seen in \<)Uths of such a class, 

Thou;j;h outward thin;^s looked dark, this chastiscnienl 

Was plainly from a lo\ in^ father sent; 

And the\- saw constant reason to rejoice 

'That what is painful nii^ht be made their choice. 

I%)r, whde it weaned their thoughts iVom thinL^s of I'artb 

It made them ])rize the more their he.'ivcnK birth. 

And cN'n their tbnd alFeetion for eacli other 

Was purified from that whicli tends to smother 

The nolilest eneri^-ies of Cb.ristian souK. 

And far too often their best thouLfhts controls. 

Tliis sickness showed, and that most strikin^lv, 

How in'ood a nurse this laithful wite could be. 

Throuj^h all hei" trials she was tpiite rcsiL;ned, 

And not one murmuring- thonj^ht rose in hei' mind. 

A more attentive or endurini^- nurse 

Tin \ er\' sure ne'er shone in poet's \erse. 

When his reco\cr\' was manifested 

Her lo\e and patience were se\ei"el\ tested. 

For calomel caused him such i^-reat distress 

He was oft found in fits of fretfulness. 

l>ut vet she meeklv bore with hi> caprice 

^Vnd her self-sacritice did ne\er cease. 

He, when restored aLjain to perfect health, 
(Jrew far more conscious of the store ot wealth 
IJv him possessed in ha\in<4' sucli a \\ ite 
To act as helpmate throni^h the storms of life. 
And not lony- after, when their lovelv box- 
Was \ ery sick, he did his skill emjiloy 
To soothe her sorrows b\ an artless lav 
ICxhortinjij her to make (jod's love her sta\ ; 
.\nd holdinj^ up to view Hea\en's perfect bliss, 
He aimed to show that naught can come amiss 
To those who all their hopes on Jesus rest. 
And ''seek through His Atonement to be bless'd." 



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TIIK KMHiKANT M lA 1 1 A \ K . 



Tlicir cliihl icstoiid. their jny^ iitjaiii iiu rt-asc. 

For (jod's >-\vi.'C't ^L'i\ iff \ic'l(l^ tlicni constant pcafi-. 

I If, (.unstantlv i.'ni])l<>\ (.'d in liai'd hiMU-li work. 

Let not a thirst tor wealth w iti.iin liini hirk, 

And was riial'lcd to prc'>-iM\ (.• liis mind 

So five tVoni laiv that, when he t'elt ineUned, 

He could with ea-e hrin'j;- all his thoui^dits to hear 

On Scriptnre truth--, and tach with each coni))are, 

Or let iiis tanc\ take her random flight 

To liriii'j;' fiom /-'yvvrwA^//'/ some new-coini'd deli.L;ht. 

At other times would rai'-e hi'- tuneful voice 

Anil siuLC sweet luinns w hich IoulJ had hi'cn his choice, 

Or else recite some charming- ])oet)W 

With toucli ol' skill and much of ener!4\ . 

At times his spouse, too. did her sewing- hrin<^, 

And joined harmonioush (iod's praise to sini^-. 

Thus mosth- passed llieir time foi- mouths and years 

In liliss too yreat to last, as it appA'ars. 

Meanwhile their debt most lionestly was paid. * 

Bv which their prospects were much l-ri^hter made. 

Yet j^ratitude i^lowed liriu,hlly in each heart. 

To him who acted such a trien(ll\ ])art 

As ti) lend monev and then wait for years 

In )taticncc for the paxment of arrears. 

Ahout thi- time they visited ''The Falls," 

As husiness was not urgent in its calls. 

Wii.i.iAM felt jovful in no trill in<i^ measure 

With such a w ifc to share so j^-reat a pleasure, 

And ,!4-ladl\- spent his money and his time 

To view with her that scenery sublime. 

This jaunt <:^a\ e l^oth the most heartfelt deli,iiht, 

And furnished lier the first and only sitrht 

She ever had of wonders there displayed. 

Which were in .Sprins^'s fresh beauty then arrayetl. 

Thev stood and j^a/ed, oi' sat in shady place, 

Witii i^lowim;- feelin;^s pictured in each face. 

He i^reatlv lonLCed to have a dwellin;^ near, 

That he mi^'nt ot"tener \ iew scenes ;^rown so dear. 

But familv needs would force themsehes on him. 

And those bri^iht visions very soon urew dim. 

Yet he inipiirN made of settlers round 

To learn wdiat prospects then mij^ht there be found 

Of earniu'j;- a just li\i-.ia^ at his trade; 

But this quite threw the ])roject in the shade. 

Then he thou-'-ht Ik to let "well be" alone 



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Till cK'iircr li^ht sIioiiM on tlif sc-lifuic he tliiow n. 
Ilopi-'s ML'xt aiDsc tliat he iiiii;lit \ct revisit 
OiicT' t'Miy \L':ir, with plciisinv ukui.' c\(iiiisitc, 
Thicc LjraiKl, unrivalk'd I''alls wilii licr he lowd, 
Moic loNcly still iiDW that luT lovi- was proN cd. 
The sL'tiucl shows how littk- wc foresee 
Of n'ood or e\il in our destiiiv. 

'Tis i'i;4'ht; and this should make us plaee our trust 
In (jod, our Father, e\er \\ ise and just, 
.^inee naught ean hap])en without His peiniission 
\\ ho orders our affairs with wise ])reeision. 

iVl the appointed time the\ home returned, 

While love for it more stroui^lv in them burned. 

One Winter and two Summers now had passed 

Since a Hue l)oy upon their care was cast, 

A<;ain stern winter came, with cloud\' skies 

And howlinj^ blasts, like some fell demon cries. 

Dark, chill Xovember had been ushered in, 

With much of elemental strife and din, 

W hen came another dau,L;'hter, bright and fair. 

To charm the hearts of tlvit still lo\ iny- pair. 

The new come love-pledi^e, as time swiftlv tlew. 

In sweetest bands their souls more closel\- drew. 

Increasing' means more liousehold comforts brought, 

Not grea*^Iv coveted if the\ were sought. 

They asked God dav bv da\- for such supplies 

Of wordly blessings as He deemed most wise. 

Took those most thankt'ulK He kindl\- sent. 

And with their lot, for most part, were content. 

'Tis true that Cdoi'KI! w isheil to spend more time 

For the improvement of liin>elt' in rlnnie, 

l)Ut greater duties had a liighei' claim, 

Xeglect of which would bring upon him blame. 

He therefore kept his muse in close subjection, 

And gained (iod's blessing and most kind j^i'otcction. 

Yet now and then his pent up feelings l)r()ke 

Thiough all restraint, and his rude harp awoke 

To pour forth numbers w ith intent to cheer 

Parents or friends, who lent a willing ear 

To his effusions, \o'u\ of learning's grace. 

But full of feeling, w hich supplied its place. 

Another Spring and Sinnmer pa-^sed aw av. 
Then Autumn, too, and Winter held the swa\ ; 
While January, when half its course was run, 



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Tin; i:mi(;i{A\t mkciiamc. 



I)ri)ir_;hi to Dili' tVic'iuk a sucdikI infant son. 

Two of (.'ach knid |)aivntal, love now i.Iaini, 

As shaitT- of tlu'ir ilcstinx and name; 

While \ears of happiness niij^ht seem in store 

l-'or, prospeious still, the\ loved each other more. 

That season was their hest in wav of trade, 

And tlni^ their pi'ospeets wore no darkening shade. 

Satan — aieh enem\ of all maid^ind — 
Jleheld with env\ tlieir trne peaee of mind, 
And most malieionslv emp!o\ed his skill 
To work them woe — deliant of (iod's will. 
Their worldly jjropertv he did not tonch, 
I"or lo>s of this wonld not he felt so mnch 
As trouhle with their hrethren in the chnreh, 
Severed fiom whom thev mij^ht he left in Inreh. 
His plan succeeded, as I know too well, 
For some deemed wise were held as hv a spell 
In hands of stionoje preconceived opinion. 
While I^Ljnorance held them in his dominion. 
Wii.i.iyV.M had seen this lon^-, and mourned in soul, 
With such emotion as sca'Ve hrooked control, 
And, knowiuL;- that the\ held it just and right 
For all to seek increasing vScriptinx' light. 
He, in the search for truth, ga\e up his mind. 
And was well pleased some few choice pearls to llnd. 
These lustrous gems he had no wish to hide, 
vSo held them up to view, and earnest tried 
To lead his brethren to ap])rove their worth; 
lint such a course gave to contention birth. 
Xor v^as it long before occasion came 
For those opposed to lav upon him blame, — 
The end of which was that they did hmi sever 
From sweet ctjmnumion with their church forever! 
Under this bl<>w he tried to bear up well, 
But all he suffered 'twould lie hard to tell. 
His spouse and parents with him svmpathised 
And broke the bands which each so long had prized. 
Naught now remained for them but to unite 
In h()l\- fellowship w ith purL-r light. 
vSoon some few other friends who knew their case 
Their humble cause did with much warmth embrace. 
One with our hero labored in the W^ord 
\\'ith what small skill aUvl time he could afford. 
Things ^vent on smoothly for about a year. 
And some success did much their hearts to cheer. 



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l",ir Ikdl;', how i'\ fi'. Iroiilili's iiiitoivsii.n 

r>ir,st oil till' littli' liand with shafts so k^\\\ 

That W'li.i I A m's taith ami stiL'ti'^'th wimx' sorcU trii'd^ 

Ami w ith his lot hi- was (hssalistlfd. 

()iir of the lloik was tMsiK led astia\, 

Ami silf-iiidiilL^riK-i' la-Id him in its swav. 

'l\v() otlu-i- k-ft ht-iaasr a chaiiiic of \it-w 

Madi.- si'VL-ral sic-k to 1il- ha})ti/.t-d aiR-w . 

Slow passed another \er\ tr\ iiiL^' year, 

And tliit'k i^loom LCathert.'d, lilliiiij them with fear. 

Our frieml was sjek from an iiiu|iiiet mind, 

\Vhile L'<imfort — wonted i^niest— he failed to iiiid. 

At last his loved, his idolized wife 

In her aecouchmeiit left this mortal life. 

St-hooled lon^, he tirniK hoie this hea\ \ stroke, 

And howed his head siihmissi\e 'neath (Jod's yoke. 

This hroun'ht him peaee, and his sad muse en.- loiii^- 

Found ntteraiu-e in the followin,:,^ mournt'ul sonj^: 

wii.i.iAM*'s I, A. M I. \ ION nil-: i)i;Arii oi- iits i!Kr.<)\i;i) wii-k 



Awake, in\ harpi '/wv forth in solemn time 

Thv sweetest numheis in harmonious rhyme. 

'Tis time to bid inv dormant powers arise, 

^'et I would first dry uj) my weepinii,- eyes. 

Ms t'lill ehar<4ed bosom heaves, and oh, how slow 

Contlictiui;" thoui^hts in well timed numbers flow. 

Cease, rebel feeliiiLCf-, eease vour dreadful strife; 

The theme 's my love, the partner of my life. 

Her portrait is before me, and that smile 

I'pon her features plavin<^, shows no j^uile. 

What were thv thou<^hts, mv lo\e(l one, on that day 

The artist's skill did our joint forms portra\ r 

Thou wast not then so foolish as to deem 

An earlv deatli a \ain or idle dream. 

We oft had converse on that mournful theme, 

As oft looked forward to the solemn day 

WMien death, j^rim monster! should tear one away. 

/th.ounht m\- time most surelv lirst would come. 

And t//(>/i, expected'st, first to reach thy home! 

Thus were wc apt to number out our da\s, 

And oft tof^ether led to seek (iod's ways. 

Most unfeiii^ned pleasure did we take in this, 

And i;ainc(l as fruit sweet tastes of heavenly bliss. 

Now, mv l)elov\l one, tliou art y-one from me 



9^ Tin: i:mi(;i!.\\t miuii.wu. 

And our (k':ir little om-s! Oh! c:in it he? 

I'Ik' ^;i(1 reality eoiues o'er inv iniiul. 

Thoii'rt '^n\w indeed, and we are left hehind. 
Oil lor that faith of which thou wast |)os>fssed, 
As thy pine sijirit strove to t^ain her rest. 
Oh for that patience which thou didst display 
Ikiieath om- Fatherls hand to thv last (la\. 
Methinks that thou art whispL-rnin' in my ear: 
" Let (iod's sure proini-^es th\ spirit cheer; 
" Kenicniher that our jesus is the same 
"■'To all whose trust is in His precious name. 
'"■ A few short days, perchance, or months, or \ears, 
"May lice away; yet he will still thv fears 
'' And hear thee up as if on 'eaix't-''^ winj^s,' 
"• I'ar, far a!io\c- the reach of earthly thinj^'s. 
" Rememhei- what thou didst to comfoit me; 
"Thou hast (iod's woid, the same it is to thee. 
'■ Let fervent pia\ei' ascend to (lod alio\e; 
" Ik'll deiL^ii to listen for lie still is lo\e. 
•' Rouse then, thv coura^fe, let thy taith he stronjf, 
'• Let Hope, 'an anchor sure,' to thee helonif. 
"Tlie timc'v not distant we a^ain shall meet 
"To part no more. This is a thoui;lit most sweet. 
" 15ut yet in patience do th\ soul possess, 
".And wait (iod's time, and then He will thee hless. 
l-nouL;h my lovetl oiie, I will haste awav 
'J'o do my duties without more delay. 
And trust in (iod who can fresh stren^^th impart 
To nie to serve him w ith a perfect heart. 

Here, then, kind reader, I must close m\- la\-, 
As other duties call me now awav. 
li you '\e had iiatience to j^o with me throut^h 
My leui^thcncd tale, I hid you warm adieu. 
If my small learninj^- has called forth a sneer. 
Know you from such thiiiLjs I have nau_i,fht to fear. 
For what is written I ha\e this defense: 
My soul;' at least lacks not for caiiiiiioii-scnsc. 



WILLIAM AND AMLLLV. 



W'MT tlic side of \\'iii(lc'inKic,* 

I )i)\\ 11 ;i L;'i.'nlk- risin<^ hill, 
I'Idw (.'(1 a mtinmiriiiLi,' lnook so rlL'ar 
I:^\LT\ poitioii of tlif \ car, 

Aiul.no (loulit is How iiiL;' still. 

Ilaiil 1)\' stood a small, iicat lioiisf, 

Ten. lilted 1)\ prasants poor. 
'I'hc iiiothcr was a loviiit;- spoiisf, 
Oiu' who iR'\ci" was a hlowzc, 
l>ut most tidv c'\ L'rmoiv. 

The Ivushaiid was an honest man 
Working;- liard on wotkiiiLi,' days. 

Deeming- it the wisest plan. 

Each day's labor he l>enan 

JJv pure pra\ cr t(> (io<l alw ays. 

We sliall call them llr m iu.kwok i ii ; 

Thc\ snch name dcser\ cd ipilte well. 
In that countr\- of the north 
.Vll would speak their praises tbrtli, 

With (leli<^ht their worth would tell. 

Three dear childien yraied their home. 

Lovely were thev in their \-outli. 
When thev chanced in woods to roam, 
Fairies seemed the\' to become; 

Full their hearts of lo\e and truth. 



* I'"or Ihc Ihiu'IU oT sr.^h riadiTs as ;nv not ;u'i|ii:iinlt(l with [hv locarilv ol Lake 
Wiiuli riiuii', I inav say it is tint larjrcst 'ako in Kiiijland, and liis to the nruth. 



94 W II.II \ \l AM) \ \ii;i.i A. 



Amii:, Iii:ss and little Aw 

A M 1 1 "-- Mouiu was rii'luT lliaii 
Aii\ Ktsf wliich /«.-|)li\rs fail. 
Sill' liad, tiM), a l(i\i'l\- soul. 

Ili;s> w as as a lilv pale, 

(iiaii'fiil as a fas\ii cinild l)c'. 
She was iKxei' \\v\ hale, 
Pannts' eyes eoiild see her fail, 
And llie\ felt anxiety. 

Little An \, a ehiihln lass, 

Was the vdimnest and tlie pet; 

I'^iieiids all tliou^ht nauj^ht eould surpass 

That sweet eliild in I'lW'hness 

Whieh they in their lives had met. 

I ha\e said that the\ were poor. 

This was line <if woiidlv things; 
\'et the\ had an ample store, 
The\ were sUilk-il in IJihle lore, 

And from this sw L'et eomfoit spriiii^s. 

\'er\- elosc ohser\ eis niinht 

Deem them onee of hi^liei- rank, 
Thev defrauded of their ri;^ht, 
ihil still hlest w itii "gospel liL^ht, 
Of rich consolation drank. 



Near them lixed a proud, rich man, 
Wide his lands, hut small his heart. 

Of him a report there ran 

That he to he rich hcLjan 
I'racticin;^- a knavish part. 

" (jiiiri;v " was the name hi' hole 
'Monj^st the country people round; 

^I'hev could reckon up a score 

Of \ ile actions, if not more, 

.\nd from these this name the\' toiind. 

Call I him •■• Siu I'l \(;ki{\kki>," 
Such a name is more ijenteel; 
Had he done one worthy deed 
I would not withoid the meed 
Of sweet ])raise I trul\ feel. 



UII I lAM AN It A Ml. 1,1 A. 



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III" h:i(l hut ;itt *m\v son. 

WiiifAM \v;i> his ;4i\iii uiiiiK-; 
I Ic tu h»\ I' liiul not hci^iiii, 
^\•t at tiiui-s 111- liktil tn run 

[ii the \V()(i(U wlu'ii Amii; i-anu'. 

'I'Ikti- fur hi r In.' M tr\ to lliiil 
I la/i'l nuts ;ni(l ln'irii'^, loo. 
TluiN lio nIiowimI liis luart \\ a> kind 
That h(.' iiad no I'lnnlisii mind 
Wlun Mhh actions he lonld do. 



Tinu lli'W past; poor l>i>sir; lay 

( )n iiiT hundtk' ih inj; hcd. 
Parents now heside luT pray, 
^\mii; waleiiL's lier hv day — 

M()viii<r round with softest tread, 

Wii.i.iAM ot't some (laintN hiouj^ht 

To her hv iiis mothii sent. 
And returned witii solier thou;4lit, 
^lusiiiLj as each mortal ou^ht 
On a death-lted seene intent. 

He iiad heard fair Amik speak 

or a phice al>o\e the sk\, 
Where dear ni:ss \vith spirit meek 
Would he taken, thouj^h so weak, 
If at present she should die. 

Xow he reaehes that line plaee 

Where he and his parents live. 
Marks of sadness on his face 
Make his lather wish to trace 

What could him such tiouhle ;4ive. 

William, not inclined to ^uile. 
Did the truth at once disclose. 
This creates a scornful smile 
On that rich man's face the w hile, 
Then unto his wife he ,u"<'es, 

And in stern and auti;rv mood 

Asks her whv she sent the hoy; 
Did she call that doin^- oood 
Sendintif one of ijentler hlood. 
Just to watch a cottar die? 



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Wfll.IAM A\n AMF.I.IA. 



lie IK) reasons di-ij^ns to hear, 
Hi;ls tin." 1)()\ not \^t> aL;"ain. 
W'li.i.i \\i drops a >.ik-nt tear 
While hi> parent still is near, 
\ et Nirict silence does maintain. 



I>i:ss ]\:i^ li'fl thi> earthh seene. 

Sorrow therefore tills that home. 
They lia\ e to the ehurelnard heen, 
.Vnd its clods are now lietween 

Them and charming- lii;ssii;'s torm. 

The\ were not alone ni ,!ii,"rief, 

W II. 1. 1 AM sorrowed nuich at heart, 

Knew not \ et the >aint's lielief, 

.And most slow 1\ came relief 
To remo\e from him his smart. 

Those w ho seek to cnrh the mind 

Of their off^prin^^ in their xonth. 
Should show reason \\h\ thev hirul, 
Clothed in lanj^ua'^e \ er\- kind. 

Lest they tempt them from the truth. 

vSoon the south hej^an to feel 
(jailed hy most inijust restraint, 

And did oft in secret steal 

To eiu|uire of Amii/s weal, 

\]u\ to her would make complaint. 

Then slie told her father all. 

Calm hut Ih'm was his repl\-: — 
" \Vii.i.i AM shah no longer eall; 
Some threat ill mi^ht h.im hefall, 

And he must himself denv." 

This Amki.ia saw was ri<,dit 
.\ntl informed the gentle hov. 

Tears hedimmed his e\es that ni^^dit 

For the loss of his delii^ht, 

Which would all his peace destroy. 

Said he now, " I will refrain 
From mv visits, Amik dear, 

If you'll true to me remain 

Till I can consent olstain 

From my father, whom I fear." 



WII.I.IAM AND AMI I.I \. 



Amiis l)hislR'(l, Ikt woitl dill pU'dm'. 

W'll.l.l AM --iKitfluMl :i |);ntiii;4- ki^s 
As lie s\\iftl\ (.liinlis till.' lu'il'Lif, 
I'liiri'st liiwiiiis his mind riiLjiii^c 

I'^or 1k' t;i--tc> of l<)\i.Ts' Miss. 



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Pass wf i)\'r li\L' tt'diniis \i.'ars. 

\'c'ars \\ liich s;i\s wifat (.liaiiLiss (.-iimr 
To soiiK' thniisands in all splKTi's, 
Raised In Iiii|h-s or siiid< li\ fears, 

Now alixi.', oi ill the tondi. 

Wii.i.iAM had just come from school 
Simimomd to his f-ithef's lied 

Oil an Autumn evening" cool. 

Now dread thouL''hts lie^an to rule 
Ilim who la\ just like the dead. 

Wiiy that start, that vacant stare? 

Doc's lie know his son is 1)\ r 
(iuiltv conscience who can lieair 
Hope shut out or hlank Despair, 

When one's latter end is ni<4h.' 

Stood the youth with tearful e\es 

Fixed U])on the d\ in;^ man. 
He w Duld s])eak, luit w hen he tries 
His \'oun<i- soul within him dies 

As he \ iews that face so wan. 

Speaks the fathei' now at hist, 
'' Wii.i.iA.M, listen to mv tale. 

I throui^'h (headtul crime have passed. 

Hut while life is ehhin^" fast 
Now to vou J would umeil 

" Mv hase heart, if vet I mav 
In some measure crime atone. 

It is thirtv vears tliis dav 

Since a jf^'7/ I made awav. 
To _<i;ain riches not m\' own. 

"Him I wron;4ed is HrMiii.Kw oiMii, 
Lon<i^ a nei,L;hbor ne:ir this house: 

His mv wealth b\ ri<(ht of birth; 

All I own upon this earth 
Is mv family — and dis<riace. 



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WII.I.IAAf AM) AMKI.IA. 



"■ I would iiKiki' ;iiiUMi(ls t<> liiin, 

IJul n'liin death now ''liaUrs lii> dart; 
IJrcatliiiiL;- tails iiic, fycs iii"o\s dim, 
S])C'(.ti(.'s 'foff m\' \ isioii >kiin. 
And with iL'iTois llll m\ heart. 

" Li>t, iii\ >(»n, xonr's- hr tin.' ta^U, 
When I'm ])ast this caitliU schmk', 

Paidon for m\ sin to ask, 

M\ \ ill' conduct to unmask, 

And make known what I ha\e lieen. 

'• !>iit, mv l)o\', in })it\ sj)are, 

Spari' \(>ur moilKTV feelinL;s di'af. 
Warning' take tVom me, nof daiv 
Sport with sin; otthat bewafc, 
l'\)r (r|f;ii dan<ref lurketh neaf. 



" I mofe w oidd sav, hut now ai^ain 

Dcatbi's stroMi^ fettei's bind mv tonniie." 

Soon ills stru^'i^les arc in \ain; 

\\'ii,i.i amV heart is wi"nn<^ with pain, 
And his nei \es are all imstruiijj;. 

.StaitliuL,^ Li'ioans l)reak on his eai' 
Now that ill-spent life l-as tied. 
W'li.i.i AM sees his motlier neaf 
.\nd attein])ts her heart to cheer, 
^\s she sinks upon thi' bed. 

vSecnis ihis stroke too hard to Inar. 

In the lack of Christian ho])e, 
Ilcr weak heart from L!;riet" and care 
Droops too soon to dire despair; 

With such foe she cannot cope. 

Now the votitli feels greatest need 
To curb well his ardent i^riel'. 

Calls he loud for help w ith speed. 

His commands the ser\ ants lieed, 
Thev obcv his mandates brief, 

P'irst the mistress thev convev 
To her room and la\' her down. 

There would William with her sta\ , 

Jiut he could not brook delav 
Till his father's crime he own. 



Wll I.IAM AND AMI. 1.1 A. 



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(i>'L-> he to lilt.- Ihni-i' oiui- niDic 
W'luMf liis (iL';ir \mi;i.i\ live'-. 

With ;i lic'iirt iii(i>- 'iill> ^iiri>, 

Kiaihi's hi- the lotta^c doof, 

KuocUn; IK) OIK" admittaiRt- i^ivcs. 

\\'h\ i> all NO still aroiiiidr 

This phicf thc'v di'l ()i.Lii|n I 
" W'hcrr fan 1 1 1 \ii'.i.i;\V()i{ i lis \k- loundr' 
,\>ks Ik' loud, nor lu'i'ds the sound 

( )f iiiaiTs toot slip-, pa-sin;:; h\ . 

'ruin- tlio man in haste hi- head 
And the Nouth doi's reeo^ni/i-. 
Tells him, " In the lake"- eiear hed 
Some one found poor .\mii. deadi" 
And that thitherward he hies. 

Thi- like thru-t ot" da^;Liev eame, 
Near dej)i"i\ in.ii' him ot" sense. 

In his hieast's a rau'.nu" tiame. 

Calls he .\mii-."s lo\el\ name 
As he rushes o'er the tenee, 

Down toward the dee]) lake"- side 
Flies he now with greatest -peed. 

Form- amoni^ the hushes j^iide, 

SoieK is the lo\ei" tried 

In this saddest hour of need. 

Who can j^aiiit his <rriet" of mind 
.\s the lifeless form he views: 

X'ainlv stri\es he ])eaee to find. 

This -troke -eem- the mo-t unkind; 
He all eomtort doe- refuse. 

Amiic's faee has lost its iiloom. 

Thouij;h her countenance is fair. 
Little Aw within the room 
Deeply shares the t^eneral i^loom. 

In a dim lit corner there. 

vSonie make efforts to restore 

That sweet i^irl the\' loved so well. 
Too loni( time elapsed hefore 
Her dear form was drawn to shore. 
Death has cast o'er her his spell. 



MX) 



Will I AM .WD \Mi;i.l.\. 



Wiiim-ii kind now l:i\ hrr out. 

In ]nirc' \v hitc lu'f (.-Dipsi." Iiiwsi. 
W'ri.i.i AM tlicMi, l)s Miituiv tau^^lit, 
With pDilii- t"cc-Iiii<; jVauLclit, 

Tliis u;inn >on;4 to lit-r addressed: 

S()\(i 1 o A M i;i.i A. 

Still liki' to Luna wading, 
IJcncath \<>n sihcrv tlond, 

Tin l)C'autic's au' unt'a(lin^•, 

rii()iiL;ii nianlK'd in a shroud. 

A'- thou in death ail KiiiLC, 

I'hy lo\el\ t'oiin I \ic\v. 

And asU if anj^lit in dxiiii; 

lias made thv ehanns seem new 

Sa\', w (.Tt tliou conscious e\er 
'IMiat I to thee was true? 

That nau|:(lit luit death could sever 
The hond 'iw i\t me and vou r 



I came with heart ni,u"h Imrstiiu^- 
I'rom thee to <jet relief. 

My ver\ soul was thirstin<^ 
To let thee share its ^riet". 

And now this stroke has (alien 
I^ike thunderliolt on me, 

A\u\ mv poor heart is swollen 
With saddest mi-er\-. 

Oh, where can 1 he tUin;^ 

I'^or strent^th and succor now r 

If there were ho])e in il\ in;^-, 
I soon to death would ))o\\. 

i>ul now mv tlut\- stroui^lv 
JJids me mv task fulfil ; 

Thv tamilv suirered wroiiu^lv. 
To riijht them Txc the will. 

And then I would he leaviiiiif 
I"2ach hitter scene of woe, 

ilaply my loss retrieving, 
If that can l)e helow. 



WII.I.IAM AM) AMi;i.l\. lOI 

Thou wcif to inc oft sjx'iikiti'j^ 

Of (iod's sweet j)l;icc of l<e>^t, 
I would tli;it place he >ieekin^, 

Til lie \\ ith thee most hlest. 

Fai'ewell, niv youn;^ life's elianner, 

A louij-, a last farewell; 
I feel my heart i^row wanner 

As on thv line 1 dwell. 



Calls he lIiMiujiWdirni aside, 

Speaks to him with falteriuLC tont;ue 

" leather's sin 1 dare not hide; 

Me he hade hefore he died, 

.Soon redress vour <;rie\ous wrouLj. 

"He destrovecl \our unele's rev"//, 

When \()u were a little l)()v, 
And did not his part fulfil 
As your proper LTuardian still, 
Losinji^ peace of mind and j(i\ . 

" Vm prepared to '^\\c a (fere/ 
To jou of that hui^e estate, 

Hut I stron<ilv intercede 

For mv mother in her need. 
In her sad affliction s^reat." 

"Mv dear friend,"' the j^ood man said, 

" Let some time now pass away. 
I am not of vou afraid, 
I lis command \()u have ohexed, 
Let us talk some other dav. 

"Go, mv hov, and cheer the heart 

Of vour mother, still mv friend; 
See, I hid vou now depart, 
Lest delav increase her smart; 
I will soon to it attend. 

"Learn to place in Christ voui trust: 
Seek for pardon throuj^h His hlood. 

God alone can keej) you just. 

For we aie at hest hut dust; 

Naught have we ourselves of good." 



I03 WII.I.IA.M AM) .\Mi:i l.\. 

W'lI.MAM llMstl'lls to till' II;ill 

With :i soint-'wliMt lasicr iniiid. 
F<.':iriii<; tliiit it lui'^lit aj)));!! 
Motla-i's hfart, \n- Ic-lU not all 

Thai hctcl their friciuU so kind. 

Now an in(|nfst has hrcn held 

()\'r Ami;i,ia's corpse so fair, 
Tears lia\e tVoin their fountains welled, 
(irief immoderate has Iieen (|nelied. 
Which has hron^jht of [jeaee a share. 

Now arranj^ements have heen made 

Snitintj^ all \\ ho are coneeiiied. 
Ilr.Miii.Kwoin IIS such love displayt'd. 
As proved all that I ha\e saiil, 

Showintj^ in whose school they learned 

To the Hall, as theirs of ri.ijht. 

All the family removed; 
And they strove with all their mi;j;ht 
To make the widow's hnrden li.Lfht, 

For she was hv them helo\ ed. 

As assistant on the farm 

Wii.i.iA.M jjioved of LTii-iitest use. 
With a heart both youn;^ and warm, 
lie soon found that Anmk's charm 
For lost time was some excuse. 

W'hv should 1 prolont^ this taler 

All mv object mav divine: 

Christian love will still prevail 

O'er its foes when the\ assail, 

And it will forever shine. 



MY GAKDl'N. 



I li;i\c a little "garden jjlot, 

"ris vL'fy small iiidtcd; 
l)iit yet it is a pleasant sj)()t, 
And jileiitv lartje eiioui^h, I wot, 

Wiien out-door work I need. 

Two woodbines flourish at niv door, 

And climb above its porch; 
One yields of (grateful scent a store. 
One flowers till all the summer's o'er 

And winter davs apjjroach. 

And o'er the walls y;rai)c \ ines are spread, 

Which brin<j delicious fruit; 
Tliese also sweetest odors shed. 
And please my senses till I'm led 

To hold them in repute. 

And then 1 ha\ e of peach trees tlnee, 

Which have begun to bear, 
And 'tis a pleasing sight to see 
My somewhat numerous familv 

All eager for a share. 

Three apple trees I next would name. 
Though fruit they ne'er gave me; 

For this their tender age I blame, 

^Vnd other cause I cannot name. 
And so I wait to see. 

Some berrv trees I also ijoast. 

And these of different kinds. 
Of flowering shrubs I have a host, 
Wliich did in cash and labor cost 

What might allVight some minds. 



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M^ (;ai<|)|;v. 



Fciiir kinds of lihic lu'iv ;iic «,'r(»wii, 
One (loiihlc tlowfiiii}^ ilu-ny, 

And wiipinL,"^ ifilto, not iniuli kimwii; 

lCi,i,dit (liffcic'iit soiIn of rose 1 o\\ ii, 
And shi-. '' tl.iit yields sno'dwri-y. 

Of lilv \ f;i, ;ind crocis, too, 

I've sonic v;irictit's, 
And monkshood, piid^s, :ind \ iolcts hliic, 
()!' diinlilc j.lnionds not a few, 

W'itii two kinds of peonies. 

Some polvantluis ynd to\i;l<>ve, 

Se;^-pild^s, and columbine. 
Sweet-scented tidips, which I love, 
Whose beautv has e'en power to move 

A heart less fond than mine. 

The daisv and snntlower tall, 

1' resent a contrast <jieat; 
One like to him who, proud in soul, 
lC\})ect'. his fellow men to fall 

Submissive at his teet. 

The otlier, like true modesty, 

Scarce lifts its lovelv head 
Lest \()n its secret charms should see — 
Just like a lovely m.iid, when she 

Is to vain-<j;lorv dead. 

Sweet-briar and sweet-william claim 

A notice from my pen. 
For each of these can lioast of fame; — 
Are better known than my poor name 

Among the race of men. 

Mv hollyhocks r.ad lichens fine. 

Spread out their charms to view. 
And other pretty flowers are mine — 
To s]5eak whose praises I incline. 
If but their names I knew. 

Of annuals I have luit few , 

That fact I fully <^rant; 
Yet I have larkspur, pink and blue, 
And double poppies of rich hue. 
To serve me while the summer 's new 

I've bedsTof rhubarb' plant. 



MS (..MIDCV. 



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Soim* hoiisc'hdld hcrlis .-ir.d fni^Tatif thviiu-, 

With Ic'ttiKi', '-ii^c, ;iii(i mint, 
C'Dinpk-tf my stock; luit li;ul I time 
A lin;4fiiiiLj K-sson sut'lU mv rin inc 

With m;my ;i moiiil hint. 

Thiit ;is wf rear in siimiiier's ;,rl,,\v, 

Hc'iIjs, tViiits and How Lifts t'air, 
So may w c in our natures <^ro\v 
Sweet flowers that mav hereafter !)low 
111 Ileaxen's sciciier air. 




The Inebriate's Daughter's Appeal to 

Her Pather. 



Oik- frostv nii^ht in hri'^ht in<>()nli<^lit, 

I left nn f I ice r fill honif; 
Mv thouij^hts were sucli I e;ire«l p.ot imiili 

W'hieli way I chanced to loani. 
With tirniest tread my >vay 1 tiiread 

'I'hrouj^h many a windin;^' street, 
When (h-unkanTs voice in tones not clioice, 

M\- startled ear did meet. 

lie cuised a ;j^ii"l whose hair in cnrl 

Uespoke a tidy mother; 
Whose clothes, thonj^h plain, wore not a stain, 

Yet ^rief lier \yords did smother. 
Her heanteons e\es told tiien no lies 

While she looked at the man. 
As nature hron-^ht the words she souijht. 

She this a])peal heiijan: 

"Oh, father, leave this wretched place. 

And hasten home with me; 
For mother and the darlinjjj hahe 

Are in sad misery! 
They ha\e not tasted any food 

Since morn of yesterday. , 

Vet you sliould hear that mother dear 

I'\)r hlessiii<rs on you pray. 



riiK iNiJiuiATi; s DAiiiii ri.n s Arri.AJ.. 



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" I'ul' wluMl slU' |)l;i\s illdltl I'll! \(>ll, 

lli'l' tiMis lluv tlow ;i|);ni', 
And (Uipc'st I riins«>ii dotli >.iiffiisc 

I III' I'ViT ln\il\ fair, 
Slu- s;i\ s th;il sIk- imi>>t \^^A\\• lis all 

Ml-fnlf 'tis \ fix Inlli^, 
To ^<» tn yoiidiT lIfa\i'M al>«)\i', 
And ji)iii in Anj^'i-l's sdiio. 

'' A'.iil wlun she looks at our di-ai l)alii', 

Hit tears flow forth a^ain; 
^'(.'l ni'vcT (Iocs she, fafhei' dear, 

In wolds of you eoinplain. 
Hut says tliat slie will try to make 

A happv home tor voii. 
L'onie ill, come well, \\ hate'er hetidc, 

She'll lo\iii^ lie and true. 

" ( ), lather, hasten with nie, then, 

Hefoie in\ mother diel 
\\'hen I left home \(iur eiiarmin^- hoy 

Most piteoush did t r\ ; 
It would ha\e moxed a heart of stone 

To see the tears he shed; 
His shrieks make worse the dreadful pain 

In motlier's lhrohhin<r head!" 



The drunkard stood in -olemn mood, 

In riveted attention. 
This stronj^ appeal did make him feel 

Most serious aj)prehension. 
He took the hand of maiden hland. 

And hastened fast awa\ ; 
Nor turned his face on that dread place 

Which had made him its prey. 

'J'hey reached the house where that dear spouse 

Was breathin*; 'ut her soul. 
From sense of sin he rushes in, 

Nor could himself control. 
L'jion his knees in aj^onies 

He cries aloud, " My wife. 
Do speak to me, for I will he 

A hushand, dear, through life!" 



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TIIK INKHUIATK's HAroilTKH's APPEAL 



Nn \i>iic lIuTc ciiiiu'; tin- \il;il tlaine 

Had tU-(l, i)f ihil'l and mother. 
Ill' I'liiild not s|.i\, su limu'd awav, 

With InoU tliat inadi' im- ><hiidd«.T. 
'I'hat httlf '^\v\ uitli liaii' in (.ml 

At la^t tn him dnih spiaU : 
"Mv fathir d(."U', \<iin liiart I'll cheer, 

And hli^«>in}^s for you seek. 

''How we mn^t i)ia\ , sheftau^ht the way 

Who now has ^one to hliss. 
\or \\<inld I hi.' thi' lea«<t decree 

In (hit\ found lemiss." 
Ilcr artless strain made him refrain 

I'rom ])Ui|)oses most toul. 
In after \eais she calmed his fears, 

And saved at last his soul. 




To the Children in Mrs. Days School. 



^^5i' 



My «lc;uvst rhildiL-ii, do you know 
'rh;it lii'st of ;ill thiilj,^s Iktc liclow, 
.And Uiiow iii«4, von ^lioiild ;il\v;i\s show 

To one aiiothcrr 
W'liiih wIk'Ii rt'(.i'i\c'd doth \\;inu the hiv;ist. 
To trouhlc'd souK imports swci't iv^t, 
.\ii(l makes each near coiuieetion Mest — 

Of tVieiul or hrotlui. 

This precious th!n<f lias power to melt 
Man's stublioru lieart, as I liave telt, 
Sulxhie all sins that ever dwelt 

In men benighted. 
If o'er this world 'twcie sjied aiii'oad, 
The soldier soon uii'j,'ht sheathe his sword, 
And (iod alone would he adored, 

v\nd all thinL;s riui'hted. 

What is tliis thin-^ ot" which I speak? 
It can he found h\' those wlio seek. 
With willing niind and spirit meek, 

Intent on finding'. 
It has its oriii'in above, 
More beauteous is than any do\e; 
Those who have felt it know 'tis Lovi;, 

And well worth niindin<^. 

Where was this love most clearK- seen? 

My children you can tell, I ween, 

TIh truth both old and vouiil; mav j^lean 

From Scri])ture's pat^es. 
For there we read that Jesus came 
To suffer death, enihu'e the shame, 
That he mi^ht free us from all blame, 

Throuj^hout all a^es. 



SOX(; TO BRANTFORI). 



1854. 



Air — "^Vii.n La\(; Svm:," 

Tliou l(>\clv town in wliich I dwell, 

Mv own adopted place, 
In \ else I would most <i"hullv tell 

The pleasures which I trace, 

As hack I look throui^h all the \ears 
Which o'er niv head have passed. 

Since I hcj^an, with manv fears, 
AIv hopes on thee to cast. 

For that support which, under (iod, 

I have from thee obtained. 
Xow throuj^h life's journev I would plod, 

With jj^ratitude unfei<>ned. 

When I at first bej^an my trade, 

1 was not worth a cent. 
That small commencement then I made 

With mone\' to me lent 

Bv one whose name I fain would tell. 

If he would »^ive consent. 
On love like this Fll fondly dwell, 

Till mv poor life be spent. 

His kindness set me first afloat 

In business and its cares. 
And thv inhabitants have boujifht 

M}' humble, shining wares. 



so\(; TO nnAXTTDun. 



lit 



So that my needs have been supplied, 

And a most ample share 
Of true home sweets I ha\e enjoyed, 

Such as are far too rare. 

Tint \ et I have had sorrows, too. 

Sent hv my Father kind. 
To make me think, and sav and do 

All he in love (lesiL;"ned, 

.Vnd now 1 eandidlv declare, 

I would not if I could. 
Have altered mv sweet hill ot' tare, 

It has been all so Ljood. 

Our eijj;ht dear childien L,n<)win;4 up, 

Mv wit'i- and I behold. 
And (piair such pleasures from life's cup 

As none can Lfet from f^old. 

And whence does such pure pleasure come 

I answer, iVom the Lord. 
His presence cheers our humble home. 

And we can well ailord 

To praise and j^lorifv His name. 

While we do here remain; 
And be content to sulTcr shame, 

If but the Crow n Ave <4ain. 




TO \i\A\\\] burritt; 



Ah IKIt MS IKM\(; TO Ills l.iaTlKK ON " t O.M M KIU'K,'" 

DKC. 26, 1857. 



I)i..\i{ Sik: — 

I'ray dccin it not pivsuiiijjtious in mt- 
To <^i\e L'xprcssioii thus to what I felt 

Last ni<4-lit, while- lisl^nin^ to the poetr\ 

111 your (liscor.rse, as you on Conimeree dwelt. 

I know not if vou ever wrote a rhyme, 

Or framed your thouj^hts in a well measured line; 

But sure I am your lanyfua<re so sublime. 
vSJiovys you possess a deep, pf)etic mine. 

I listened with attention most profound, 
.\s did the audience that before vou sat, 

Feelinj4 as it' I was on iioly ground; 

\\ hich in my mind deep reverence bc<;at. 

And ( ), when you led us in spirit back 

To Eden's (iod-formed, most delii^hful bowers. 

Ere our <^reat parents had endured the rack 
Of sin-struck consciences amonj^ her Howers, 

I almost fancied that I heard the biids 

W'arbliuL;- melodiously the j^raise of (iod; 

While sinless man in soul-enraptiued words, 
Responded as he pressed the flowery sod. 



* It artnrds ino iii\uli pK-asuri.- to he- alilL' to say that after prisculintf llu'sc verses to 
Mr. Uiirritt he was kind enoiijfh to call on me at niy house, and expressed himseit 
pleased with them. 



TO KIJIIl' l!l UKI IT. 1 1,^ 



.\ii(l whfii Sin c;iiiK', :is with IimI fiiri);n.c-l)rc';itli, 

To liiiist the 1()\ (.'liiR'ss ot" ;ill artniiid, 
.\ii(l our pro^criitois first l;isti.'<l dc-iith 

\\ ilh (.'oiistioiisncNs tliat thcv wcii.' naked foimd, 

^'ou did portrav the scene so \ ividiv, 

Of tlieir rude effoits at an uneouth (hess, 

That tears of pitv tVoni stioiiL; s\ nipathv 

IJedininied ni\' eves to see their threat (hslii'ss. 

And \\ lien von showed how (iod with skillful liaiid 
Eniploxed lliniself to make them eoats of skin, 

I saw mechanic skill take hi<^her stand 
I-'rom this divine and earl\ oriLcin. 

And (), I tiionj^ht this fact should ever lead 

.\rtificers to strive and mana<^e well 
Their several crafts; and show 1)\ word and (\cci\ 

Their love t(» him w ho does in i^lorv dwell. 

Then, as I watched the progress made hv Art, 
And peaceful Connnercc comin*;; l)v deforces, 

1 felt it was \()ur mission to impart 

To this war-rava<^ed world such \icws as these. 

Mv <^ladsonie soid did to such views respond, 
And utterance foimd before mv (iod in praver. 

Hence caught fresh <^limpses of the time hcond 
The present a_<i^c. which shall such <;^lory share. 

< > on, threat champion or the (jood and Tiiie, 
Spread wide the messa<;"es of dove-eved Peace, 

And mav God's richest hlessinji^ How to \()U 
Where'er } on are, until your la.bors cease! 



TO A VTOLirr. 



MUM) i;i,()o.\r i\(, i\ >n (,.\ni)i;\ i\ dia i.m i!i:i<. 



Ik'nutLoiis, \ ;irict^:itf<l llovvcr, 

That with roura^coiis mit'ii, 
\(it hc'c-(lin<^ imuh stern Winter's powci', 
I I:i>t li't tin late- I)l' soc'U 
^\t siuh a season, and amid such dearth 

or \ernal heauty, I would bid tliee hail; 
For charms like thine to me ha\e wond'if-u- worth. 
\\ hen Summer's eomtorts tail. 

I had not thou!.^ht to see a irem 

Like thee, as fresh and fair 
As c\ er graced a diadem, 
IJloom in the open air 
After such killing- frost as we lia\e had; 

And w hen L;rim Winter had his ice holts huiled 
W ith douhle Nenyeanee, prematureK mad, 
As thout^h to chill the world. 

Still thou art here in loveliness, 

IJut lackin<^ Sprinj^-timeV scent, 
And seemiuLj in th\ charmiii<j^ dress, 
With tin lone lot content. 
'I'he while that other ])lants are dead to si^rlit, 

And waitint; patiently for Sprin^j's approach. 
When KinL( Frost's torces shall ha\e ta'eii tlieir tlij^ht. 
Chased 1)\- Sol's <4lorious torch. 

Hut now I hid a warm adieu. 

And ])lace this in a Ixjok 
Where I can brin<f thee fresh to view. 
When'er I choose to look; 
Rei^rettini;- onlv that I tore awav 

Thcc from my j^arden hed, where thv sweet face 
Lit up with smiles that nook, and made it ga\, 
^Vs by a sunbeam's trace. 



I'MMA, Tin; TIXKHR'S DAliGllTl^K; 



Olt, llll': liKNKI- IIS ()[• SAIUSA III S( IIOOI. I NSIIi ii r n >\. 



IS54. 



In a wictthc'd, narrow street of an old I-^ni^lisii town, 
.V ro\ inj^ tinker lived; oiu' who would often diowu 
Of X'irtue e\ erv trace, 1>\ drinkini;' much strong- l)eei"; 
Oft mixing' in a ll^^ht, a stranger to all fear. 

Rlj^ht hetoie his door-step, rnud did the >4Utter fill; 

And once to cleanse it out he never had the will. 

The windows of his house with patch-work were •-u])plied, 

And ail within the door In coal-snioke well was dyed. 

In >uch a place as this, we would not hope to iind 
One of the human race witli puie and noble mind; 
^'et one indeetl there was, whom we shall liniiiia call — 
Most beautiful her face, most lovely in her soul. 

She was the oidv child of that sin-hardened man — 
Her sainted mother died as her tenth \ear be^an; 
The father brutal seemed to ill the world around, 
Vet nevei with his '^\x\ was he in an;^er found. 

And much his kindness told upon her ijentle heart; 
it soothed her childi>-h j^rief, and made her act her part. 
The lessons she had learned before her mother died, 
Were now of t^reatest use, for she was sorely tried. 

And when her father went to stay a week awa\ , 

She read her Hible oft, and cared not much for phiv; 

Hut, feelin;^ ill at ease, with dirt within and out, 

She whitewashed all the rooms; of this vou need not doubt. 



Il6 rill, ii\Ki:iiV i».\r<.ii I ivK, 

'I'Ik' yiiltii still riiiKiiiK'd, just in it^ foinuT stiiti'; 

TIkiI slif (.tiiild iidl iiiiiid, ''i> li'ft it ti) it- fati'. 

IJiit iii)\\ -la' sii iililic'il till' ilooi-, and waiti'd patient 1\ , 

Till laiiu' liff fatlii'i Imnu', w lio -niiUd tlii' ihaii'^t' to sec. 

I lis fi'(.'lin;4s \\ i-ti' fon-id up w lun lit' \ ii'W cd tlir luiuroils 

I'ound, 
And w 1 1 IK k' 11(1 wlii-rr llu- iliild muld -o iniuli -kill lia\ e found r 
'I'lu'ii (.la-pc'il Iht ill liis arms — (Vlt now iiuliiud ti) kt- 
Moll' \V(Hth\ of his Ljirl, and wmk linlit steadih'. 

Aliout this tinu' there fame a Sakkath visitor, 
Who had t;(>t youths to sehool, hut wanted main more. 
Tke tinker an;_;i\ sat. nor asked the man within; 
Said, "ICmma read her l>ook, and did not li\e in -in." 

I>ul slu', < juite (.'oii-eiiiice-struek, said, "leather, \ on 're not rl^lit, 
\\\' all L;reat sinners ;ire, in (Jod's most hol\ sij^ht ; 

M\ l)ikle tells nie thi' I'm sure it speaks the truth; 

Please kt me ^^d to -ehool, while 1 am \ et a Nouthl'" 

'I'his unexjieeted thrust went to his parent-heart; 

\'et still he did not hke witli his dear j^irl to i)art ; 

But l)id the man sit <k)W n, and tell him w liat w a- tau;^ht 

In these same Sakkath Seliool-. of' w liieh he had not thoiiqlit. 

This friend w a- nothing' loath; he souLiht tlu' Ljood of souls — 

I lad ta-ted Ji'-us' Io\e, which seltlshuess eontrojs; 

So told how mam folks, Iw l)est of motives led, 

(ia\e their own pleasure up, and taught the vouui;' insteack 

'Mou'^st tliese were often found some i^ieat in rank and wealth, 
Who lo\ed the eau-e so well, tiiev did it not k\ stealtk; 
I)Ut honor counted it to teach in .Smidav School, 
And thu- to stjuare their li\es 1>\- their dear Sa\ ior's Rule. 

Tke tinker was -m prised to hear sucli news as this; 
lie thou'^kt tkat all fine folks were full of' seltlskness; 
Uut, if it alT was true, tke t,drl at once miLckt i^o — 
\V'hate\er i^ood she .i^ot, she soon that ^ood would show. 

Then ICmma threw her arms around his neck, and -aid, 
"•Dear father, for \()ur love \i>u shall he well repaid; 
When I come home from school, Til tell \()U all I learn, 
Tlieii the guud of .Sakkath Schuuls y(ni nuiN soon clisccrn." 



riii; riNK i:i{ > d \r(;ii ri;i!. 



Slu- :iskc-{| till' in;m to ti'll where she would h.ne to '^<)\ 
Who said, '^^Iy little j,nrl, 'tis there, in r^//,>/i /i'r>;,-.-" 
Ill that lari,'e, lofty hoii^e; the tinu' i^ half-past two." 
This heard, forth ICiiima \\vu{, and made no more ado. 

The father, when alone, sat lon^- lime lost in thonnht. 
Then took tln' i)il)le up, and thron;^!! il^ p;i:^'es souj^ht; 
ile w islu'd to see him-c'lf if all tliev said was true; 
l)Ut little proi,Mess made — sueli work to him was new. 

S().)n came his l)riL,dit-eyed s^irl, with face like rose in June, 
NVho told of hymns they sun<^, and of each prettv tune; 
NVhat chapters there were read — the (piestious askl'd she told — 
W hat prayers were oMeri'd up, hoth for the \oiui<4 and old. 

She said her teacher was a ladv \erv i^rand. 

Who, when she first went in, most kiiidlv took her :,and. 

And led her to a seat w here she hersi^lf sat (low n, 

Xor seemed afraid to crush her heautiful -ilk ^ow n. 

The tinker heard it all, and wondered in his mind 

How t,'entlefolks could he so \ i i\ o-ood and kind; 

And promised her she should next .Sahl.ath <^o aj.'-ain, 

iJut wished that she would now her formei- words explain. 

I lis conscience told him oft that he was tar from ri-^lit. 
That he had wicked heen. in sinning- ai^aiust Ii<_;-ht; 
Oh, was there then no hope that lie sli,,uld \ ft he saxed: 
This thouj^-ht was hard to hear, and could not well he hraved. 

Then Kmma meekly spoke, and told him all she knew; 
And searched the I5ihle's \rA^j;L\ to proxe her words were true. 
This was an easv task, for there 'twas clearlv seen 
How men, hecause of sin, hy (jod condemned had heen. 

He found this prove as ixall, and felt so much distressed, 
iJyciay lie could not work, at nii^ht olitained no rest. 
Ik'fore the week was srone he, almost in despair. 
Went forth into the woods, and wandered here and there. 

NVheii Sunday came at hist, he hailed it with more jov 
Than he had done hefore, and did its hours emnlov 

In porin<r ;)Vr that Hook which had so roused his Year- 

When Kinma went »o school his eyes were full of tears. 



liS 



iiii'; ri\Ki;K s i).\i(iin lit. 



S(i >tr(>ii^lv on Ikt iiiind was lii> sad state iinprcssc-d, 
Slu- to luT tcac-lu'i" tic'w , and thus iKMsclt" ixpii'ssfd : 
"( ), Madam, pluasc to tell what •>imR'is j^rcat inu-t do, 
Wlu'ii thc'\ , iK'caiise of sin, feel (jiiite pieieed thri)iit;li and 
throni;h ' 

"My father, all the week, nor worked, nor ate, nor •-lepl; 
Mut seemed mneh like a man who was of sfn-e ln'reh. 
Oh, speak, dear ladv, speak I for smelv he will ilie 
L'nless he soon can learn whicli wa\ hi is to tl\ I" 

With jiitv in her e\ es, the ladv kindlv took 
The hnmhle, loxinL;' i^irl, w hosi- fiame with terror shook, 
And placed her in a seat, and whispered in her ear 
That Jesus came to sa\e poor siniHT> filled with fear. 

She told her how lie was hoth (Jod and Man in one- — 
The Lord of Heaven and i'^arth, vet (lod's beloved Son; 
That He foi' sinners died, just out of purest lo\e. 
And on the third (la\ rose, and went a^ain al)o\e; 

lUit sent His Spirit down to woik upon our hearts, 
Throuijh His hlcst Word of Truth, sent to our inward parts; 
And savs in that same word — the Mihle \ ou have lead — 
That all who do hi'liexe are sasi-d, hecausc he Med I 

She furthei kindlv said. "Wait now till school is done. 
And I will l;'o with von — so nnicli m\ love' vou've won." 
Then ICmma dried her tears, and with a pleasant tace. 
Amongst the other ^irK she (piickK took her place. 

ALfain, from portions read, the teachers ciuc-tions ask; 
Thev stro\e to work from lo\e, and felt it was no ta>k ; 
Once more sw eet hvmns were '^uwj; w hicli suited Kmma's case, 
And ])raver from all arose up to the Throne of Grace. 

The truth that Emma heard went home into her soul. 
And jovfnl feelinij^s rose w liich she could scarce control. 
The jileasant ser\ ice o'er, the teacher w ith her went 
Into that tilthv street, nor tiiou^ht her time misspent. 

Thc\' entered soon the house; the wretched man was fomid 
Xi<=;h overwhelmed w ith ,L(riet", and waiting' for the sound 
Of news, which, as he thought, his darlin;^' j^irl would hrin*^; 
But at this proof of loye his tears afresh ditl sprin;^, 



riiK riNKKUs i>Ai'<;nTKU. 



"9 



III- tnilv fi'lt asliaiiu'd that one like she should luim-, 
To tr\ to do him j^ood, in his mo-t u retclied home; 
'I'lie iad\ told liim -soon what slie mi,:^iit do fur miiIi 
\\ as done for |eMi>' sake, wiiieii did his t'eehn^'s touch. 

She tlien sat ineekK down, :uid iii a heavenU frame, 
TdM him how Jesus Christ a Sjeriliei' l)eeame; 
Jh>w sinners of ;ili ranks, hv I''aith, miLjht l)e for;,n\en — 
He saved from sin and hell, and ^^^o, at last, to Heaven! 

The Lord her lahors hlessed — thev hoth hclieved the Word 
And thus it did appear the praver of I'^aith was heard. 
I'oi' sueh a state of things had Mnuna's mother pra\ed, 
And she had her reipiest, thou<rh for a time delaved. 

The tniker, now reclaimed hv (lod's almighty power, 
His hiisiness still pursued, nor lost a simple hour; 
On Sahhath went to Church, with his neat, prettv maid, 
And in temptations strouLj received the SaxicnV aid. 

Then, feelinj; that the place where thev were livin^LT now, 
Was not the j)iace at all for I'^aith and Love to L^row, 
He took a small, neat house, just outside of the town. 
And, for a proper life, i^ained from the t^ood, renow n. 

In time dear Lmma came to he a teacher, too, 
And (>od did her emplo\- much lastinj^ t^ood to do. 
Her father, in due time, was taken to his rest. 
And she, with lovin<r man, as a wife was truh hiest. 

I mi>^ht prolonjj^ mv tale, hut (piite enoujj^h is told. 
To sh<"v that Christian Lo\ e is lietter far than <r()ld : 
That those who wish to he mo.^t ha]-)p\ here helow. 
Must strive with all their mi<rht the Savior well to know. 



TO MY I'ATlir.R, 



sri'i'()^i;i) 11) hi; i)vi\<. — m<;i' i i:mi;i:i{, iSp, 



M\ (U;ir, alHutcd pjiiviitl I'lT thiiu- i-vcs 
Alt' closi'd in (Until, ;K-Cf|)t tliis tribute diu' 

l'"n-'ii oiu' wlio !>- idlifil In NatiiU'V tic-s, 

/Viid tit's whicli lirivii-T i>ii'.d l'<>tli nu' ;inil yoii. 

Mv str;iiii is Innnlik', :md in\ iiiiisi' is nidu, 
\'rt \t)ii iii\ l;i\ will now 1>C' ])k';isL(l to luMf. 

Dtcm it not v;iin in mk- thus to intrude 

M\ uidianic'd w iirl'linus on \()iu- dvin^" cat". 

'Tis not a thirst tor fanu' that hiils nic wake 

M\ youthful harp, and strike its soienni chords; 

Hut 'tis the strong- desire, for your dear sake, 
I feel to treasure up yoin' dyin;^ words. 

Then eome, niy Muse; (), condescend to ai 1 
M\ feeble elVorts, w liile 1 touch this theme; 

Ev'n thou who lioveresl now o'er C()WIm;u's shade — 
Thou Source of Truth! and, with eidi,i:htenin|4 beam, 

Remo\e the tilni that iloes becloud the eye 
Of niv dark understan(lin<>- while I sin;^-; 

O, iLjuide in\ treinblin;4 lin>;ers, for I'll try 

To tune my harp, and touch its e\ery string-. 

Say now, what was that sound w hich caujiht my ear, 
While I sat iDute upon my father's betlr 

A sound so sweet it did my spirit cheer. 
And made me nnise, l-y contemplation leil. 

It was the triumph of that holy man — 

His deathbed son*;, in \ iew of yonder iieavenl 

And as he spoke — till then his face was wan — 
A brii^htened countenance was to him <i;iven. 



ro MV lAIIIKU. 



IJI 



"I Ikivc :i yli>rii>ii> |)r(>s|K'(.t now in si'^lit I" 

I If x;ii(l. then i;iisi.(l his voiri' " ' Tis thronu'li thi- hloud 
Of ji'siis L'hrist; it lilU nu' with <li'iii;ht. 

Ami ni;ikts wm' li)n<f to cn>>s diuk loidan's llixxll" 

l>ut then, ;is if his wkhU niiiiiht he const rui-d 

To hi' inipntient, hr sciiiK-U s;ii(l, 
*'Lit not \u\ lnu'^uii'^i: now 1)1- \vr()n;^l\ viowcd; 

I \v;iit (iod's will— on llini ni\ soni is st;i\i'd." 

lU- still i( lilt in nod, "Thon'^h niv snfffiinn' '^ ;4iv;it. 

Mv strin<4th has hi-cn (piitc c(|nal to ni\ da\ ; 
(iod's |o\L' to nu' indeed is \er\' j^ieat, 

Noi' will 1 nnninnr thoi'^h lie still delay. 

'M reckon all the snfferin^s of this time 

As iiothinL;-, when eonipaied with hea\enl\ ihiiii^sl'" 
lie ceased, and left me this to ])en in ihx nie, 

And ponder o'er, when he in (ilor\ sinLjs. 

I stood; my eyes weic fixed npon that face 
Which oft had worn a smile for me, his son; 

In retrospect, I then he^an to trace 

The many acts of kindness he had done. 

Well I rememlier — thouj^h he was Init poor — 
IIow ardeiitK he wished to have me tanj^ht 

At least to read and write, if nothin<^ more; 
?n1v interest to advance was what he soujjjht. 

.\nd, aided hv a frni^al jjartner's care, 

lie furnished was with means to <;ain liis end; 
Most careful still, thev alwa\ s had to spare 
To purchase liooks which might assistance lend. 

(ireat pleasure then thev took to hear me read 
The Hil^le's sacred pa<i^e; thouf^h I, a\erse 

To what was <i;ood, would rather have been freed; 
And they were <^rie\cd to have me to coerce. 



T then knew not the value of that Rook 

Which, since that time, 1 have so precious found; 

And mv perverse voun*^ temper would not brook 
Restraint, though it did much their feelings wound. 



ro MS I A 1 iti:i(. 



TIiiv ptTsovi'ii-d ill j)i>iiitiii'.r out to im- 

'I'iu- tl;m;;<.n>us p.itli th;il I u ;!•> tiiMdin;; in; 

At last, it picMsc'd tlic Lord to lit iilf sfc 
I low (lr».;idtul \v;is tiu' iKituir of my sin. 

What joy tlicn lilUil thy 1io>>omi, fjtlu-i diMi I 

Thon, too, nu iuothi.T, di(i>-t fxprf^s di li;;ht, 
Tiiat 1 ua> iironi^iit to lend a listening car 
To jcsns' Noiic, and with hi- -oMicM's tij^ht. 

IJnt vvc that time-, what p' a^uw it did ;;i\i.' 
'I'o lu-ai the warhlinj^s of my youtlifiil Mu-i'; 

It made \ on wish that \ou mi<;ht only livt.' 
'I'o Ml' tiic dav when I w oidd not refuse 

To siii^ of Lo\e omnipotent, Divine! 

Such lo\c as Jesus hole to w letehed man! 
And, aided h\ the truth whieli clear doth shine, 

Sliout t'orth aloud Redemption's finished plan. 

For seven lon<; vcais \vc have united l)een 
Within a Church, in fellowship and lo\e; 

And HI that time how often ha\e we seen 
Artlictious sent, dire e\ ils to remo\e. 

Let all now left, in j^ratitude to God — 
In meek suhmissioii to I lis sacred will — 

lioth praise and liless His name! then kiss the rod 
This will our souls with consolation till! 



oDi; TO im;ach. 



CuiiU', (1<)\ I'-i'N I'll |)(.';ki' — nffspiiiiL; of Ikmmii, (Ic^iciulj 

Tin (.'mIiii, sui'(.t iiitliKiKi' (Id thou UK' lend; 

I)i^|)il llu' Ljlooiii th:it hroods upon iiiv iiiiiul; 

\\u\ nuhiiK Iim|\ III'*.'; in;il\i' nu- itsi^iu'd 

'I'll Irmt witli paliriKi.' ;iiid ^ulniii^sion diii- 
Ti :ii ..»• <• ..I I ..:ii ;...! :.,.i 




Not (iid\ tliL'si; tlii^ !^r;icioiis liooii ciijoxcd, 

i>ut .Saints l<ctoiv that time, ))niv, unalloxt'd, 

And hli>sful |)i.'a(.c within tlu'ir l)ri.'a>ts possessed, 

lioth in (head dau'^eis and \\ hen nuicli oppiessed. 

-Vdam, onr ^reat proj^eiiitof, received 

With IC\e, his wife, this ^ift, wiiieh much relieved 

'I'heir ^uiltN' minds. It was the promise j^reat 

Made to them while in their most abject state, 

"That their illu>-trions Seed should hruise the head 

Of the Arch Tempter, in their room and stead," 

Which w roii^^ht the chaiij^e produced in their sad minds, 

Ami soon ])id Hee that slavish fear which blinds 

The eves of mortals; (rave them .^oon to see, 

"Thoutih the offense was "leat the j^ift was free," 

And would extend unto their j)r()<^en\'. 

() blissful channel from dark foreboding fear, 

A wounded conscience, and HelTs prospects drear, 

To ]o\ luispeakable and purest peace. 

Which once recei\cd were never more to cease. 



134 ^"^^ ''"" I'KAci-: 



A prophet said — the prophet was a man 

Who (lid i'njo\- that peace which oiiK can 

Flow tVoin one source- (iod's own redemption phm- 

'' Mark well the pertect man; hehold the uprij^ht, 

Whose death so precions is in Jesus' si<;ht; 

Ili^ end is ])eace." He <^oes down to the shade 

Of death's dark '.allev, and is not afiaid 

To come within the precincts of the j^raxe, 

Well knowin<^ Christ is ever near to save. 

Dchidcd lialaam also sweetlv sung, 
In wonls ot' solenm "grandeur, hold and strontj,, 
The hapjjiness which Israel throuLjb. his tril)es 
Enjo\ed beneath (iod's care. Not Halak's hrilies 
Nor vain enchantments, with their altars reared, 
Nor l)lee(lin<^ victims sacriliced, appeared 
To move their Crod from blessniy- them to curse 
His chosen people, oft to (iod averse. 
Well Halaam knew that if he were to tlie 
"• Tlieir (iod was not a man that he should lie." 
He hated Truth, but was constrained to sinj^ 
Of their blest state beneath (jod's fosterini;' win*;. 
And when he sang the latter end of such 
His harp gave tones as though from Seraph's touch. 
He sang aloud their bliss, nor did he cease 
Till all the hills re-echoed sweetly -'Peace." 
Nor could refrain from envv when he viewed 
Jehovah's covenant of Peace renewed; 
l)Ut l>reaking forth in rapture loud did ciy 
"O let mc die the death the Righteous die! 
Let mv last end be onl\- like to his 
Whoni (jod dost bless "with thee, delightful Peace I" 
Even I, who write this simple Ode to thee, 
Have felt thv thrice-bless'd influence on me; 
And feeling fresh the vigor thou dost gi\e. 
Would gladly trace th\- merits while I live; 
Would fain enumerate the mightv host 
Of those who've had pure peace of mind to boast; 
But ah, how great the sum I even time would fail 
Or if to gain its aid I could prevail, 
My powers of mind woukl fail to set them fortli 
As they appear in Scriptiu'e; yet 'tis worth 
Tile little time which 1 can freeh spare 
To choose a few from manv that are there. 
The pleasure it affords would well repay 
The labor needed, if I spent the dav. 



»)1)K TO I'l-AcK. 



Ik'hoUl th;U ln)lv m;in wlio, sUoii^ in f;iitli, 

I^jiids ;iii ohcdiciit c;ir to wliat (Jod s;iitli. 

St'L", wliL'ii the Lord lii> strciintli of faith would tc---t 

How (iiiicl\l\- lie ohovs the liinh hilicst. 

Tlic ta>k indeed was yreat, hut he, posNe^sed 

or peaee of mint!, was alwavs (juite at rest. 

Yes, thoujjjh his Isaac dear was doomed to die, 

Xo niunmniuLj escaped his lips, and wh\ ? 

He knew that (iod had promised him to hless 

With numerous proj^env, and nothiii<( less. 

He felt assured that from this \ erv seed — 

His darlin<^ sou — ere lou<^ was to proceed 

So vast a liost that if the stars hut could 

Hv man he numhereil, then hi> offspriu_y,' would. 

And forth from them was Christ the Lord to conu-. 

The Refuj^e of his Saints, to lead them home. 

Anil Abraham knowin;^ this ne'er souLfht release 

From God's sweet ser\ice, and his end wa> ])eace. 

Xow mark his son. He in the shininy; track 

His father trode, sincerely walked; no lack 

Hail he of the <^reat hlessinj^s which from thee 

Flow in such rich profusion, but did see 

l?v eve of Inspiration what (iod said 

Was soon to be fulfdled. Then lie \\ as laid 

Heslde his father, and his end was peace. 

Jacob, his voun<^est son, Supplanter named, 
Parent of Patriarchs so greatlv famed, 
Found too that peace of mind was alwavs sweet 
When he sojourned with Laban in retreat. 
What was it, 1 would ask, which made bin', bear 
The heat bv da\- and midnij^ht's frostv airr 
The loss of cattle stolen from his hands r 
Such churlish conduct, and such harsh commands r 
With loss of sleep, and wajjes chanLjed ten times, 
And twentv ri<j;orous years in wastinj>- climes r 
What was it then, I ask, but jjeace of mind 
Arisiu<r from the thi)u<>ht that (iod was kind 
And ever faithful, and would soon fuUill 
His promise made, to be his Guardian still! 
He had sore trials, vet with jj^reat avail 
He wrestled with his God and did prevail. 

Joseph, his son, beloved abo\ e tlie vst, 

Felt soothing peace within his vouthful breast. 



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(•1)1-: lO I'KAC I-.. 



His is an historv that as a child 

I lovfd to pdiuk-r, ami to iiiaik iiow mild 

And affable his conduct, \ ct how <^icat 

The liitteivst ciivv joined. \\ ith fiercest hate. 

Tile l)rethren hare toward the jiodlv Noiitli 

W'iio irode the path of rectitude and truth, 

Tiiat tlie\ in spite of his j)rophelic dieanis, 

Disjjosed of iiim, and, as tiie\ tliouj;ht, tiie themes 

I lis soul dwelt much upon, In hanishment. 

Stiaitwav to distant I>L;vi>t he was sent. 

While they, with stranj^e feij^ned tale, now homeward came, 

And vainly thouifht to clear themselves from hlame 

1)\ falsehood foul and hlack hvpocric\ 

iJet'ore their unsusjjeetini;' faiher. lie 

Their lies heliexed an<l mourned his much-loved son 

!n tears of auiiuish, w hom he thou;4"h undone. 

Meanwhile the \ outh, directed hv his (jod. 
In )ourne\ with the Ishmaeliles did plod 
His wearv wa\ to E^spt. He arrived 
Possessed of peace of mind, nor coidd he hrihed 
To part with this, his oidv treasure left 
Save sweet reflection, when he was bereft 
By bis bard brethren of the sweets of home, 
And banished forth a wanderer to roam. 
Say now, () Muse, what was the cause wh\- he 
Enjoved a state of mind eompletelv free 
From all the sad effects which freelv tlow 
In tasting \o\v^ accumulated woe? 
'Twas havinti" j)eace, that best of all reward 
To those — and none beside — who Truth re<;ard. 
And lon<4" as Joseph did in l"2<^pvt live. 
The record of his life this truth did j^'ix e. 
Heboid him when in bis first master's bouse. 
Who placed beneath his care all but his spouse; 
How noblv he withstood temptation ti^reat. 
How suitable his conduct to his state. 
Heboid him when his mistress tried so bard 
To tenijit him into sin. Did he regard 
Her stron<=^ entreaties or her How in<;' tears? 
7 hose fell like emptiness upon his ears, 
An<l tlicsc but more impressed bis tender mind 
With wish to ]>etter serve his master kind. 
He <jave this answer: "Oh, how can I do 
This wickedness so <^reat and sin witii nou 
Against that God who bath my feet preserved 



ODK TO PFACK. 



In holy paths from whicli I never swerved?" 

Hut oh, wliat poor return did he receive I 

A (lini^eon followed next, nor did he i^rieve, 

IJiit cheerfully endured the iiea\ v cross, 

And found his <;aiii where others saw hut loss. 

And he who was his trust did not forsake 

His much loved child when Truth seemed all at stake, 

Hut hroujjht him through these trials manifold. 

And still preser\ ed that })eace of mind which t^old 

Could ne'er have purchased, and much less secureil; 

l?ut ha\intc which, he patiently endured. 

Now mark the steps hy which he did ascend 

To that hi<;h pitch of honor, when did hend 

The knees of F.-^ypt's sons at Kiuij^'s command 

As he went forth in state to view the land. 

It was not flatt'ry, nor vain compromise 

With K<ijvpt's many j^ods no, he was wise 

With wisdom from al)o\ e, and well he knew 

That the predictions he had yiven were true. 

And that ere lon<^ hoth heaven and earth would see 

His vouthful dreams fulfilled were sure to he. 

Even so they were. His hrethren did how down 

Their faces to the earth 'fore him unknow n, 

When thev were sent hy Jacoh to ohtain 

For him and his the necessary jj^rain. 

It was a time of famine, and the dearth 

Had then extended o\er all the earth. 

l>ut [oseph was raised up hv 'gracious heaven, 

And unto him for this was wisdom <;iven. 

Xow when his feelings he could not restrain. 

He formed a scheme hy which he mi^fht detain 

The hrethren, who a second time had come 

To purchase food for those thev left at home. 

The scheme was tried and it succeeded well; 

Hut (), how Joseph hurned to hreak the spell 

Which hitherto had hound them I He made known 

Tliat he was Joseph to whom thev liad shown 

Such cruel usaj^e, hut their deed forjijave. 

And told how (iod had raiseil him u]5 to save 

Them with their offsprin<^ and j^reat PharoalTs land. 

The news now reached the Kin<^, who ^ave comman<l, 

"■Joseph, let all thv relatives appear 

Hefore mv lace; thev nothinij ha\ e to fear. 

Lade all their heasts and hid them haste away; 

Take waji,ons from my hand, make no delay. 



liN ODK TO I'KAl (•;. 



Inform yoiir fatliiT and let him como down; 

Tin.' hot ot m\ (lominion> is iiis own. 

I>iln<j all yonr pro^cnx , nor oncv ivyard 

^'onl• honsfhold j^ood-., if tlif\ \ our s|H'i'd n-tard/' 

ril now take leave ot all that passed between, 
.\n<I eome at onee to that affecting' scene — 
The meetinj4 ot' the father with the s«)n. 
Poor Jacob saw what <;loiv he had won 
|{\ perseverance in the ^ narrow path/' 
And having;- seen it, w ished to meet his death. 

Mark now the truth of what 1 w ish to sin";-, 
i'his interview to Jacob jieace did brintj. 
lie said: '-In bitterness I will descend 
Into my Ljrave and meet m\- latter end.''' 
i)Ul (lod in mercv and ricii love decreed 
That he should see both Joseph and his seed. 

I'Zre lon;^ the time arrived when Jacob's ai;e 

(iave proof he too must soon leave this world's sta^e 

Theretbre he i^atliered round him, near his bed. 

His twelve dear children, unto whom he said, 

^ List now. ye sons of Jacob, hearken well 

To Israel vour father. I foretell 

What shall befall \ ou in vour latter da\ s, 

() then, mv sons, take heed unto xour wavs." 

He ended not till all received the share 

Which (jod allotted them, when w ith due care 

The Prophet drew his feet intt) the bed. 

And in sweet Peace his s])irit softly Hed. 

Xovv, when the last sad rites had been performed 
O'er IsraePs corse, the brethren, now reformed 
IJy (jod's just dealin;j;s, soon bej^an to fear 
That Joseph would their enemv appear; 
So sent a message, fell before his face. 
Confessed their sin, and wished he would er.isc 
Out from his mind remembrance of their deed. 
He ijave soft answers, hence thev all were freed 
From ills expected, and were now a<^reed. 
A few short \ ears saw each of them removed 
By peaceful death, and so mv point is proved. 



STAN'ZAS. 



si(;<;i> ri:i> n\ \ iinkuai., on si;i;in(; om-: l^\^^ w i rii 

.M.\^^ A 1 I KNDAN IS, WIIKN JLST K IX <)\' KIJ 1 N (, I- liO.M A 
L()N<; M(. KNKSS, 1S4I. 



For inc there'll he no <:^rcat display, 

No tuniiiifjT out of people. 
When I do (piit m\ house ot elay, 

Nor toUiiij^ from tine steeple 

Of von tower with it^ tin cap))ed dome, 
Whose bell the time is tellinjr. 

When some lone wanderer reaehes liome- 
llis narrow ehureh\ard dwelliuLi,-. 

Nor vet w ill pompons eciui])a;4e. 
Or such like thinj^s subhurral, 

Nor music sweet with charms eni;a;4e 
Those who attend my fimeral. 

Nor will I care if but my death 

Take place while friends are tendini;; 

And I can see witli eye of faith 
Mv blessed Saviour bending 



Down upon me a gracious eye, 

^\nd bid mv spuMt enter 
Into her rest. O, then I'd tl\- 

And cleaxe to Him- -the Center 

Of those sweet jovs which do al)ound 
In \()n bright world of (jlory. 

Where I shall hear the blissful soun(l 
Of that delightful Storv, 



l^o 



STAN/ As. 



Iluw Jt'siis (lid our cause ciijjaj^c, 
W'luii liL' left IIiMviii's poital, 

Aiu\ stooped to iiiiKnuT lu'llisli lai^t', 
III weakness like a mortal. 

llow lie fullilled in its diMiiands 
The Law that we had Inoken; 

How (jod exacted at his hands 
'I'lie stioiiLjest, clearest token 

Of matchless Love, so that lie i,Mve 
His life's hlood for transj^ression, 

And left the conlines of the Ljrave 
In "lorious Resui rection. 




ACROSTICS. 



TO 



MK. I. I' \, I\ IIIF. SI All: Ol MlSSOtlil, lS|l. 



TIk- dolorous Li"\ from f;ir \v;is lu'ard 
How <rn);iiU'(l ])oor Afric's s;il)lc sons. 
Our lic-arts with pitv iiio\r 1, wc t'carcd 
Much e\ il h\ the monster done. 
Ask \c his name? 'Tis shiveiv dire. 
So hi;^- with erlme, so red with j^orc. 

Could Christians tVel his dreadful ire 
Oh how they'd wish he was no more. 
\\'ould tlu\ not send to Ileaxeii this prayer 
Hear thou on hi,t;h, O (Jod of love; 
ICre time he loui^' thine arm make hare. 
Rend iiim with iud^nient fr<ini aho\e; 
Down from his scat hurl him to dwell 



IJuilt round with walls of tire in hell. 
Raise thv strong- arm and li\ him deep. 
Add this: in aiii^uish make him weep. 
Now hell, make room in th\ domanis, 
This dreadful foe will soon no more 
I'^irm hind poor slaves in f^allin^' chains, 
Or lash their haeks till Hows their u'ore. 
Remorseless still, he cares not for iheir fate. 
Doom speed\-, therefore, should on him await, 



'.^•5 



AClfOSTICS. 



It. 



TO MV i;i.l)i:si SON, IN SK\ KKI'. sKK\i:ss. 



rilou swfctfst, I(»\ (.'lif^t li;il>c — m\ tiist hnvw son; 
I low ^iviit li;is ln'fii thv siiffcriiii^s from disciisL'I 
Oh. m\ poor soul dotli, cwr and ;iiioii, 
Mal<f praNc'i' to (iod, that hi.' would uivo thi'c L-asi.'. 

Ah, (U'arcst halu'I fiom tliis th\' case, 1 read 

Sad, yi't true lessons of imputed sin. 

Can we coiice've that tl ou indeed art freed — 

(), thought most stran<;e — from i^iiilt 1)\ man hiou^ht \n. 

Would we liut read, mark, learn, and still di<rest 
His woid, who ,L;'a\e at lirst to man his hein;^, 
ICrroi- would \ anish, and Ills will expressed, 
Respecting- tliis, we could not fail tVom seein<^. 

Douht would remo\e, and so would Mammon, too; 
justice would still he seen most clearlv such; 
L nquestionahle, this tact wouUl stand to \ iew, 
No one is free tiom Sin's detiliu": touch! 

I see thv i^ale, emaciated face, 

Once decked with hloom of health's most ruddv glow I 

ReLjard for man would lead me still to trace — 

IJent on the truth — whence all these evils flow . 

Rich in jiossession of the Hook Divine, 
All T desire is that the Lord would liive 
Needful instruction, wliile I scan the line — 
The line of truth, on which mv soul must li\e. 

For there I read — though Death hath ever reiLjned 
O'er everv one of .Vdam's sinful race — 
Ri^^hteousness of Christ, hv Faith unfeii^ned, 
Delixers from its stin<j^: all of free Grace! 

Cease then, mv soul, to murmur or complain, 
.\nd place thv trust upon the *^iod of Lo\ e. 
Now look to him who rose from th' L;'rave attain. 
And reascended to the realms above. 



Dread not the stroke, thoui^h i^reat mav he the pain, 
And hard to hear, for it will work thv <'ain! 



A*. HON I K S. 

III. — A IKIIJlll. ro llll. MI.MiiKN Ol |(ill\ DI.N 1. 
I Willi lust Ills lilc liy ;iii iri iiUiil in r lisiiit; .1 h.irn. | 



'^''43- 



A t;i'-k vo pniiifiil, \ cl •>ii iiistl\ dm- 
To 1Ik\', my tl(.';ir, iii\ miiih iv^picUd r>r(illii.-i', 
Ki;4litl\ <lc'\i>l\c> (111 iiK- w lioM.' liL'art 1>(.mK ti'if 
111 ZioiTs (.'juisL'; \A'f, would it wlw iiikiIIictI 

IJut ;is it i>, m\ Mil-.!.', liii)ii;^ii iiiilc, --IkiII ^iiit; — 
L sfd as slu' is to sin.li a iiiounifiil strain — 
That I ma\ L-ausi." true s\ nipatin to spriii;^- 
\iw l<»ii!Lj, for tlio-<c wlio fi'ci for tlu'c most pain. 

'Tis scarcx' a week since thou, in iiianhoocrs prime, 
Ot' tiiin;4s (juite dear to l>otii had--t spoUi' with iiiel 
' Tis now m\ lot to tell, in mournful rln me. 
I low short a space there was 'twist Death and thee. 

ICre thou well well aware the fatal dart 
Met thee ainon<;st thv fellows, shot 1)\ Di'ath; 
En'ii now I feel that dread from friends to part 
Methinks thou felt, though thou wast stron<4' in faith. 

(), that I could hut paint in lanj^uajre strong-, 

Ret^ardiiif^ truth, thv sufferiii<j;s so se\ere; 

^'es, then Td sin<r, in pure and holv soiijf. 

Of Ilim whose presence cheered thee much while here. 

"l'\'ar not," saith (jod, U) all his ]ieople dear; 
Just then thy lieart respondeii, "Fear \e not I" 
( ), what a precious truth our hearts to cheer! 
How sure to reconcile us to our lot. 

\ow is the time to f^^lorifv our (rod, 
Dependiui^ on His gracious arm to keep 
ICach footstep treadint^ in the narrow road. 
\or let us murmur, thou<^h constraiiud to w lep 
The while o'er those who now in Jesus sleep. 



10 



IMl'KO.MlTi;. 



TO .\n iKiKM), J. \v r. 



When troublL's arise, ni\ tVifiid, lift thine eyes 
To that l}eiii<;' who died on the cross! 

Rest assured ot" this: tlie Mansi(»iis of Bliss 

Ne'er were readied without sonic sccmiiiiS h)ssl 



W AI)l)ki;SS TO likAXTI'ORI). 



llail. I nils |)U';iN;int, t":i-t iiuiiMsiiiii- Town I 

'I'liii- I jtlilro^, ill rinK' l)iit liiiiu'sl str;iiii». 

Mv own ;ii1i)|)Um1 plait'I S<iiiu- sixU'i'ii \i-ar> 

lla\c rulUd ta--t t>\-v in\ licad sIiKi' lliNt iiu t'\c>- 

(ii>t -iLjlit i>f tluf, fioni off \oii Maxti'in hill. 

1 low wiTcoiiK' w a- llif ■^i'^lill O, how i hi'i'iini^s 

(iiaml and hcaiitifiil, to a mind like niiiicl 

I oft had hiard of tlui' hifoio | caint' — 

liad iuard {\u- nanu' thv ln'antcou- rixc-r hi'ai-^; 

As ofl had wondoivd if 1 I'V-r should li\i.' 

'I'o cross tho hroad Atlantii's d(.'i'|) hhii' waxes. 

And ifach thi' shorc'> df that \ ast L'ontiiiiMit, 

Whose nian\ wonders, in \u\ hovish da\s, 

1 tried to sin'4', -i'"' ""'i" h'Mi^ed niiieh to see. 

As often trii'd to piitnie, in \u\ mind, 

'I'he ap])earance thou presentedst to the \ ii'w ; 

1 faneied thee nuuTi less than what thou wert — ■ 

C'onsistin;^ of a few small, stiaLi'^Tiny' huts, 

IJolh rude in shape, and ruder fai" in thinj^s 

Which maki' home, what it always oui^Tit to he, 

V7/(' (^rarcs/ place that men possess on earth ! 

1 next would paint th\ ii\ef (leep and ])r()ad 

As <^feat ''Saint Lawrence," or tlie t^iant streams 

That e\er\ where a!)()und throuLchout this land I 

In this I was deceived; its name misled 

My iDviny- fancv; for 1 surciv tiiout^ht 

It must lie ^reat, indeed, hcyond compare, 

In such a countrv to recei\e such name.* 



This <i;rcat mistake corrected; I have found 
Some wonders rare, thouLjh of a different kind; 
And often have I waiuiered on tlie hanks 
Of thee, sweet Ri\erl where mai^le, elm or oal 
lla\e spread their houLjhs and \erdant foliaj^e, 
And have felt the co )1, retVesliiuL^ hreezes 
Which l-)lcw from off thv stream in Summer's 
There I would indulge, awhile, m\- fancy; 
(live her the reins, and let her soar aloft 
Into the \ ast infinitude of space. 
Or tr\ to tic her down to eartlilv thiii!L;s; 



heat. 



''flic "(iniinl IlivLT,' 



'.?^' 



AN AHI»l(l>s r<) lilt W I I o|{|>. 



Makf Ikt p<»r!iay what now ilu- |)h»>|kiIs vmiv. 
That thi«> fair Town had plaird Itofciii- hi-r \ii'\v. 
Would -hi' xouii risi- to iMiiiiunl r-lati'r 
( )|' woiilil shi' >liu^';ilf xainlv, Tor a uhili-, 
To ivaili to j^iiatm—, and ><» jii-t iiinain — 
A inoiiiiMK'iit of ruin ;nid dt-cav.' 

A- I liavi- -toud upon iln- plia-ant hills 

\\\ whiili tliiiii ait I luiiiU'd, I haxi- la-l 

Mv i'\r from I!;!-! to W'l'-t, from North ti; Soiitli, 

And ofti'ii marUid tin- \a«.t lAtt-iit of ground 

Which thou mav'st lill; laid out 1)\ (iod\ dwu liainl 

To he a j^loiious i-it\— and that -ooiil 

Tlu-n "put thy -houldif to tin- uluill" Aii-c, 
In all tin inij^hl, and Irt tli\ lurdy -ou- 
)*ut forth unitrd i-fforts in tiu' work. 
Di-cpi-i! tin Canal; U-t thy Kailroad- maUi- 
r»oth (piiik and ri-rtain pro;j^ii's-; and lU'i^k-ct 
No piopi'i' nu;m- to pii-h tlif town aliiadi 

Mut, whik- thou -tri\i-t thus in temporal ihinin'", 

Oh, foii^ct not thiiiLjs of nieati'r moiiK-ntl 

Strivi- to pniLji- a\\a\ all that '- offiu-ivi- 

To true X'irtui'. Lit thi' i;r(><^>jrfr/i:\- ii-aM- 

To di'al out li(|ui(l tin- to kill th.v -ou-I 

Stivn:^tiii'n tlu' hands of those w ho would maintain 

(Jood wholfsomi- laws. (Jue adi-tpiati' support 

To those w ho minister in ho!\ thiiiLjs. 

That the\, unfetl<'red, ma\ aloud proehiim 

Christ's LTreat Sai\ation to n ruined \\ oildl 

Ix't all true C hristiaus in tin midst unite. 

In hol\ efforts and (iod's strength, to stem 

The torrent i^reat of foul Initpiity. 

^'es, t'ellow Christians, let our Ii\es he sueh 

As max eonimeiid the Truth w hieh we heliexe, 

Unto the eonseieiiees of all around. 

Let those of us, espeiialK , who elaim 

A parent's honored name, now hoidh stand, 

And show in honds eonju<i^al, faithfulness; 

Still manifestiuLC lo\ e and tenderness 

I'nto our partners; always aim to make 

Our homes the scenes of happiness and peace I 

Then will our children rise and call us hlessed; 

•Vnd generations \ et inihorn will tell — 

That I^rantford was determined to be i^ieat 

In e\er\' thin;^ which is both wise and ^oodl 



STANZAS. 



Ultriir.N IMMKDI AIJ.l.N Al TICU SKKINCJ TIIK "lHltoN I.O- 

i<>Mi>ii\i., I oit nil. I I KM- ii.Mi;, .\ r i .\i\s\ ii.i.i:, j.w- 

'I'lii' Iron IIoiM- li;ix riiuhcd ;it l;i>t L'ii\ ui^ii's lici^^lits mi iK';ir; 
I.odk out, \ I' mm of nraiitford, now, for soon lie will Ik- lu-iil 
! !i' ItriiiLTs witli liini ;i wci^Titv load, his \\a\ ln'foiv him fct-ls, 
As slou!\ oVr tlu' now-laid track lu' nioxcs his pondiTons 
wheels. 

Mi'i'hanics, nsc xour nlmosi skill, and |)1\ cath hraw n\ arm, 
Let si«rht of \(in iuii^e iron steed vour \er\ heart's-hlood warm; 
\or let eold Winter's ra<;injx storms your pr()y;ress now retard, 
I5nt (iiiicklv j;et the hrid^es huilt; nor donht a rich reward. 

He steady, men I the hammers lift, send home the sturdv nails; 
Make ever\ tixtnre (|uite secure, and solid la\' the rails; 
"I'is doni' li^ht \\ ell I and now, a;^ain, the Monster mo\ es aloiii^', 
l)Mt caiitionslv, for fear the work should not prove ver\ stronjjj. 

lie does lesemhle \er\- much the mij^htv Elephant, 

That let our new-made wooden hrid^e his coura<>e sadlv daunt; 

Who, when he came to cross the stream which flows ri^ht 

throuj^h our town. 
Did fancN his j^reat clums\ foot would hreak the fal)ric down. 

So slowh mo\es this horse alon<;", hut soon his speed he'll 

<iuicken — 
Nor care a straw thouj^h Winter's snow ri<^ht in his track mav 

thicken ; 
I'^oi when the works are finished well, he'll seem to snuff the 

hree/e. 
And fl\ at such a rapid rate as mav his masters please. 

*'rhis pifii' w;is the seconil that w;is printLd in a Hriintloril [laptr. I would here take 
the opportunity to .-iay that Henry I.eniinon, Ksi|., of the Coiirtir, though itiHerinjf fro n 
!t!e in politics, was exeeedin>;ly courteous in (giving my rhymes tree admission into his 
journal. The same testimony I also will'njfly bear to the late Henild, anil the Expositor, 
still ttourisliing. 



I 



138 SPAX/AS. 

Look out, \ L' nu'ii of I>r;iiitfor(l, now! Sec, 1r Ikin reached 

ytniv doors ; 
Ilf hc;i\ o and pant'-, he siiorts and looks t() sweat tlii'oui^h all 

his ])orcs; 
And vet he stands in harness trim, nor eares a i]'^ for re>t, 
15nt is (|uite read\' still to move, and waits hut vour hehe.4. 

And now, ahove his wliistle shrill, is heard a deafeniii*^ noise — 
The people all, in loud hurrahs, <^i\e \ ent to heartfelt jovs; 
The cannon roars, while all around is vi<;()rous effort niatle 
To make tliis Celehration throw all others in the shade! 

Processions form, the haaneis wa\e; now ni.uk those hardv 

IJands— 
The Fire I5ri<^ade— who well deser\ e nuich honor at our liands; 
For thcv in \\ ai-like deeds excel, vet not in hloods il-^ht — 
The\- liattle with destr(jyinLf lire, hv da\ as well as ni;i;htl 

These form, with others in their rear, a ver\- numerous host; 
The Marslial i^ivcs command, and now each companv takes 

its post; 
The drums are beat, sweet music fills the ear with much delight. 
And splendid Fireworks arc prepared to i;race the cominj^^ 

ni<>ht. 

O, ye who ha\e the mana;j,ement of this most glorious fc/c. 
Mv Aluse would vour attention crave, and earnestly entreat. 
That vou would not forget the poor, hut ii^ive ^o them a share 
Of all vour choicest eatahles, as much as you can spare. 

And let them have a good supph' of tea and coffee, too; 
Thev well deserve as rich a treat as either I or you; 
For do thev not, with constant toil, such works as this completer 
Then welcome them unto tl.e lioard, and hid them freeU eat. 

Now I will close m\ hast\- rhvme, with earnest wish expressed. 
That all our town would well hehave to each and e\ erv j^uest ; 
Let all our ccjnduct on that da\ he orderlv and ([uiet. 
And none lay out a single cent in drunkenness and riot. 



TII1< YOUNG MOTHER'S VISION. 



■S54- 



I saw a fair vnuiii^ mother sittiii}:^, 

With a babe upon her l<iic'c; 
Fast throuijh l.cr miiul sweet thouo;hts were tlittiiii; 

So it (lid appear to me. 

Her eves with fcjiidest smiles were beaming 

On that infant's lovely face; 
She seemed upon the future dreamin<(, 

And I tried her dream to trace. 

While her face with love was glowin<j, 

As her babe looked up and smiled; 
Thus I sketcheil her numbers flowing 

Freely forth unto her child: 

"Charming- boy, in beauty vicing 

With the fairest rose I see; 
This I need not be denying, 

That thou dearer art to me. 

"\Vhilst thou slept, I fell to musing 

On thy present happy lot; 
And thv future for thee choosing, 

Soon all other thoughts forgot. 

"Thus I chose at first to paint thee — 

Growing up toward thy teens; 
No corruption near to taint thee 

Passing through thy boyish scenes. 



t|0 



THi: ^<)^■\(; Morm;!: s \ istov. 



"TliL-n I trac'C'il out all tlu- labor 

Wliith I would bt'slow on thcc, 
That thou iiii^htc'st >^ro\v in tavor 
With the Lord, as well as me. 

'v\ext 1 \ if wed tin mind cxpandini;, 
With tlu- l)est of know!L'(lL;c stored: 

Li;^ht di\ ine, and understandini^ 

(iained tVom (iod's most hol\ Word. 

'■''\'ears tlew 1)\ ; thou \\ ert approaehiuLC 

\'er\ near to man's estate. 
And, to tiiose a'ound, weit hioachin*^ 

Th\ deep thoui^hts, with soul elate! 

".\<jain I saw thee; thou wert eomin^- 
To the heights ot' world-wide fame; 

Mv fears arose, 1 saw ills looming. 

And hid thee guard thv spotless name. 

"I looked attain, and tound thee wooint^ 

Damsel modest, i ieh and fair; 
And wicked men sou<(ht th\ undoing, 

ICre thou wert the least aware. 

''lUit, thanks to (jodi He did preser\e thee — 

(iave thee, too, a lovely wife; 
For (lutv this afresh did nerve thee, 

vStruy^i^linii" with the ills of life. 

"A<_^ain the \ ision passed before me, 

i)Ut some \ears had tied awa\ ; 
Thou hadst l^een siek, the Loril restored thee- 

Children were around at pla\-. 

"I saw thv wife and thee were ^rowiui;- 
In sweetest chaste conju<;al love; 

To things of (lod attention showini;, 
Fitting" vou for bliss above. 



*'The curtain drops: thv smiles recall me 
To discharije mv duties riy;ht; 

Rich mercies I enjov console me 
For the loss of \'ision britrht." 



STANZAS. 



I'o iiii'. Aiiiioit ()i ''i.nri.i; i{A(i(ii;i) mcd, a \ okimian. 



1854. 



I'riciid, Tvi.' read thv toiichiu*; \ crscs 
I'oiiivd fioiii identic, l()vill^■ lu-art, 

(jhul thai sense of thv own meieies 
Gives thee zeal to act th\ part 

In hrinj^ing sweet, poetie art 

To hear upon tlie orplian's case. 
And show as h\ a sunl)eam's trace 

How siicli as he are made t*) smart. 

Would I had thv skill in writing-; 

I would ji^ive thee tribute meet, 
Showinj^ those too fond of slis^litinjj^ 

Tir orphan's cause, that it is sweet, 
Pure modest worth with lo\e to jj^reet, 

Thou'^li that worth mav not appear 

In form bedecked in "^-oriieous ji,ear, 
liut one in tattered j^arb complete. 

Well indeed hast thou depicted 
W^hat the rajj^yed bo\- endmvd; 

How his soul with <^rief at^licted 
Could alone bv One be cured, 

(), would that such could be allured 
At once to Hv to Jesus' arm: — 
To jjrove how <;reat are all his charms; 

And thus ha\ e peace of mind ensured. 



'l-^ 



MAN/ As. 



I*iM)r (li';ir i":iLf'4(.'<l (nph;m, wt-cp not; 

Tlu'ii' i-< OIK' tin I'lic'iid ;ili<'\t'. 
Know tiK'ii lli;it this I'^ricnd will sleep not 

IJnl w ;itch ()\cr tlicc in lo\o. 
ilc will tin foi's in vvratli iv])ro\c'. 

For tiiis he sti()ii<4l\ plc<I'_ji'(l iiis word, 

W'hith should triK' conifoii thct' ;ilToi-d 
Till death all tin sad woes remove. 

Did tin niotlier die eoiitidin^ 

In tile Saviour's preeious i)loodr 

'Neatii that eo\ert iie tliou iiidin^, 
If tli\ soul would seei< its yood. 

\'es, dearest ehiid, iia\e faith in (iod, 
Then tiic rich l)iessinj;s iie ean ^i\e 
Will all lie tiiine w hile thou dost live; 

.Vs from tlie Word is understood. 



I would join tills friend and ()tliers, 
\\ ho iiave hearts and feelings ri^iit, 

To aelvn()uled<4e for our brotliers 
Sueii as thou; tliou<rii foulest spite 

May i)e disr/la\ed in earnest cpiite, 
Hv tiiose wiio are so fond of self 
That tiiev eant spare a little pelf 

To mai\e vour saddened taees l)ri'>iit. 



I SAW A YOLTHFUL M()T1I1-R IJIL 



I s;i\v ;i \()Utlit'ul mother lii' 

l'l)i)ii till.' 1k'(1 ot" ilf;itli. 
\<» liittcr tcMTs bcdimmcd Iilt i-xc 
Thouiili parents, spouse, aiul tVicmls wfii' iiI:j;1i. 

Kxpcctinijf her hist lireath. 

And whrn a little daui^hter came 

To see her mother dear, 
She did not eall her child l>y name, 
lUit, quite composed, appeared the same 

As if .■>he were not near. 

I asked myself what made her aet 

ii. this w av to her kin ? 
Was her poor frame w ith torture racked, 
Or was it consciousness she lacked, 

Or dreadful fears within? 

I well di\ ine "tw as none of these 

Concerned this mother's mind. 
'Tis true her eou_<;"h <;a\e her no ease, 
That she was sinkin*i; from disease, 

And was to all resi(^ned. 

O, was it the dear Saxiour's eall 

That she was listenin<i- to? 
It was, and rapture tilled her soul, 
Feeliii<j content to leave th.em all, 

With heaven in her \iew. 

And then, hv some strong impulse led, 

.She wishetl us next to sing. 
We sang the praise of him who hied 
On Calvarv in the sinner's stead, 

Tiiat he to us might hring 



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I SAW A vol TUI 11. MOTIIKH t.lk, 



.S;il\;iti(>n fioiu hotli ■>\u ;iii(l Ir-II, 

A M)iiif slu- iiiiuli ;i(liiiiiV(l, 
Aiul OIK- on which she loved to dwell; 
One suited to her case so v.ell 

That it true joy inspired. 

And oh, inethou'^ht wt-ie she hul •-tron^-. 
She woidd have raised her voice 

To join us in thai pleasiiiir souj^-, 

And let it w aft lier s(»ul alonj^; 
To Ilim who was hef choice. 

^ et dout)tless then hci' spirit ^iiniL^, 

^'ea Joined us too in praver; 
And now her Lfolden harp is strinii^- 
Which will ne'er he '' on willows iuuii;-,'" 

In weakness or despair. 




RVMILY rii'Ci-:s. 



TO Nn' I5i:l()\i:i) win:, 

DlKlNli ,\1 KI.K riON, |S|J. 



Ann, \\ c h;i\c' li\t'<l 'u pcarc (or tliivc liMi;^ \ cais. 
Much plfiisuR' \\ c \\ii\c had, vomil' (.inssc's loo; 

I'^nou^h to show tliat in this \'ak' ot" l\'ars 
Allliction 's needed stiil to hrin;^ us throuLjh. 

Win sliould it not he so: Our (iod is t^ood ; 

lie 's also wise, and l>etter I'ar doth know 
What 's best tor us, and if we understood 

Our interest wi-ll we sliould eonfess it so. 

A man hoth wise and ^ood did once aver — 
"At th' hands ot' (Jod we ha\e reei-ived <,^ood; 

And shall not we, who are so |)rone to err. 
Receive our e\il too, as best we should: ^ 

Mv dearest Ann, let not \i)ur spnits down, 
IJut with me kiss the rod that (iod hath sent. 

His promise is that he will not disown 

'I'ho-e dear to him, thou<^h In' soi'e troubles bent. 

O, that the sacred mHuence of truth 

Which we profess mav ever dwell within; 

That we mav liear the voke now in, our youth, 
And alwavs Hee the devious paths of sin. 

O, that the IIolv iiook which does contain 
The i^reatest charter our kind (lod can .yranl, 

Alav prove to be like precious heavenly rain 

To nourish, strenj^then, and keep us from want, 



146 



I \ MII.N IM It KS. 



Thru, h;iii(l in liaiiil 111 iiiiitv ;m(l l<ivr, 
III hitliiifss Wf'll \\;ilU lii-foif our (iod, 

Aiitl li;i\L' alll'i'lioiis tl\i-(l oil thiii'^^ alio\i', 
( )iii' \'l\\ \\il!i " ■4'(>"-l>rl pri'par.itioii shod." 

Ami tliusmav \\ i' hold on Life's joiinu'v ihroii^h; 

Nor i'\m" fojsaki.' piiif Wisdom's saiii'd path. 
Slill as \\ (.' joiinux always Ui^cp in \ iiw 

Thosi- L^lt'iions things •• ihc lii^hti-oiis n;itioii " hath. 

In suii' and rcrtain prospiTt. far hcvond 

III poiiil of worth this world Aud ;iil its lo\ s, 

Tn-'a-uiv in lii-aNcn. ln-sidr thr hiisst'nl sonnd 
( )l Jc'sns' \()iff. with swcck'st liL-avciilv j<>vs. 

And ina\ oiir childivn all likewise' ficciw 
Thf ficlu'sl (k'vss of hL-a\c'nl\ hk'ssin;n' iiovs'. 

(), may tlr- Lord maki- each of thini hi-licxc 
Vhv 'gospel ]Miii', and to its tfachin^s Itow . 

And tiu'ii indeed shoidd we he called to |);nt 
While in this world, we all shall meet aho\e. 

Where we with e\er\ power and all our heart 
W ill -praise the Sa\ ionr's name and sin^' his lo\e. 

(), hlest, hiest thouijhtl throui^h \ ast l-^ternit\ 

In purest hliss ami holiness to dwell. 
'I'here our ;j;^lad e\es shall Jesus ever see. 

And hear the Saints his "-reatest wonders tell. 



TO MV DALGHTLR MARY ANN, ASLEEP. 



184; 



Sweetly asleep is Marv Ann, 
In calmest infantile repose. 

Her lovelv face no lonjifer wan. 

Seems i()\ elier still when in a do/e. 



Sleep on, mv hahe, I'll not disturb, 
Thv silent rest I love to view; 

For now thou needest not the curb 
I use in trviuir to subdue 



KAMII.\ IMIAKS. 



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'rii\ |)ii\ i->li UiniHi'. \\ liirli, I wi'iii 
\'crt|s ll)ll■^t;lIU c;iiv f'min iiif. tli\ -^iiv, 

W'hiK- tlnoii^li tliv cliil<li>li wms-- ;ni' s(.>t'ii 
Tin |);i-«<ion^ sHoiil; in wiMi'^t lliv. 

Sill)) nil, iii\ rliild, >(>iiK' fiitiiii' <l;iy 
M;i\ st'i- tlicv walUiiii;' in ( mmI's \\:i\n. 

For this ijiiat hUssiui;- will I pr;iy 

Still L,Mii<l«.'(l l>v the Trittir^ tli;ir r;i\><. 

Skv|) (HI, in\ little Ljirl. till morn. 
And when MwaUc pnr-ni.- liiy ph'v ; 

^'ct, when i;ro\\ n np, nia\\t thon ;nlorn 
The s])|uTe in \\ hieh thon nio\ '-t 1>\ day. 

Sleep on, nn (laui,fhter, sleej) in peace. 

Thon has heen toiling thron^fh the day. 
Th\ little toniiiie doth seldom eease 

I'^rom talkinL;' mneh in thy own way. 

Sleep oil, swc'ci prattlei'. and may hri_Ljht 
.\ni4elie Spirits yiiard thee round. 

Till Sol with his resplendent lij;ht 

Dolh lireak th\ sliimt)eis tpiite profound. 

Yes, sleep. m\ ehild, throir^ii e\ ery nii^ht, 

As t'ast levoKinLj xer.rs proceed. 
I>\ da\ enjov the heavenly li^ht. 

Of which we in the Hii)le read. 

l>nt oh, sleep not w hen duties hid 

Mv .i:i;irl awaUi' to inn the race 
Which Christians run, w hen thorns amid 

Mav make her see her need of (iracc. 

And oh, sleep not in w ays of sin, 

I'\)r dani^ers Inrk with serpent wiles; 

^Vnd false secnrit\ w ithin, 

Each iinsuspectin;4- mind l^etniiles. 

.\nd when the solemn time arrixes 
I'^or thee to sleep in death at ])eace. 

And tin ])ure spirit stroiij^^ly strives 

To ^ain her lon<i,ed-tor wished release, 

(), mav she mount to yon aliode 

Where (iod's l)lest Saints and AiiLjels dwell; 
And there rejcjice in him who trode 

The path to death to save from hell. 



qS 



I \ MII.N I'l Ills. 



TO i:li.i:.\ and willii-:. 



ICllcii, mv piMttk-r dear, 
W illii', m\ ilarliiiii l)<>\ , 

M\ cliildiiii iu-ihI not ll'ar, 
'riu'\ shall iiu ;^it"l c-m|)li)\. 

Ti) \t»ii. In \j;w;[\ mnUit, 
i have no ihyini- athhrsMil. 

This you wiuild scaivi' i\|r'iI, 
So imuh voii 'vc hc'cn earissid. 

I'or it I now will ti \' 

To niaUe ainLMhU (|niU' anipk', 
Ami 1 rust till- tinu' is iii<^li 

W'liL'u you (.an read this sanipli'. 

IClien, I thiid\ 1 see 

That thou leseniMest uioiIut; 
Thou 'it not so much like \uv 

As Willie, tin vount;- hrothei-. 

One thiiij^- I wish \t)u holh. 
That you in your behaviour 

Like hei, inav not he loath 

To follow Christ, the vSavioui". 

For never ha\ e I seen 
One of a lo\elier spirit; 

No m *als do, I ween, 
Suei. .oveliness iidierit. 



She was of temper mild, 
Was often smilinLT sweetlv. 

In malice was a child, 

As a Christian walked disereetlv. 

To have this said of vou 

Would j^ive your father ])leasure. 
It would he worth, if true, 

To me a world of tieasure. 

So ICIlen, prattler dear, ■ 

Willie, my darliii<i^ hov. 
While father's stay is here, 

O, fill his heart with jov. 



AMII.V I'IKtKS. 



As sunn ;is \ oil i;iii iv;i(l, 
I'lillsi' (111- Mil)k'\ |);ijni". 

Ami li> VDiir \v;i\'' t;ikc lunl 
As \<ui ;i(l\;iiu"f ill iiyi-. 

'I'lieii t<i tlic S;i\i()iii' llv, 
\\ ht), ()iil\ , \ on c;ill s;i\ c 

I'loin uiirs tli;it iR'Vii (lir. 
In (K'lilh ln-xoiid tlu- i^i;i\i'. 

'I'liat ui' ni;i\ nu'i't ;it l;i-t 

In I IcMVk'u. tliMt h;i|)|n phici', 

W'Ikii i\ I r\ ^.tniin is pM^t, 
Tu \ ii-\\ iiui' K'^ns' I'ai-t.'. 



TO MK. AND MUS. e'. 15 A r r\ . 



1S47. 



M9 



Paivnts-in-l:i\v, a Rhymer much in dfln 
Dofnis it fnll time to tr\ his (UO)ts to pav; 

And as some Iar<;e arrears are standin<; \et. 
To Li'ive this mite I will no more dela\'. 

And it' I cannot make a fnll disc'hai-^a', 
Perhaps I ma\ induce xoii to t'orltear, 

I'or thoiiyh this portion is not wry larij^e, 
'Tis cpiilc as much as I can fVeelv spare. 

Preliminaries settled, I proceed 

To seek the assistance of mv huniMe Muse; 
Well knowin!:^ ihat she will in time of need 

(iive f(nth snch numhers as \ on 'II not refuse. 

Im])elled bv i^ratitute tor kindness shown, 

I bless my (iod 1 now so lonii" ha\e known 

That sweet connection in which I have stood 

With vou and vours. Thoughts of it make the blood 

Run freeU throuj^h m\ \eins; thev cheer mv mind, 

Revive mv spirits, make me leave behind 

Vile carkin^ cares, dispel mv melancholv, 

Fire mv devoti(Mi with desires most hoiv, 



11 



•so 



I. will > nil IS. 



Fill my s.Mil Kotil! Thus :im ! dniNvti :i\v:iy, 

And ill liiiM'^iiiiitioii MM! t<)-(Li\ 

Td tlntsi- l>U-st r(.';^ii>ii>> wluMi- m\ Ann li;i>« i^'niu', 

And fi'il th;il ivi'ii now I'm imt aloiu'. 

I'"i>r liiT piiri- 'pirit is with uiiiK' 
lluldiiij;; tllliiu s|ii|) di\im.-. 
I lark I sin.' whi^pris in tla- ^kii-s, 
" \.vt tin prayii . to llia\iii arise; 
Lit thy sonj^s ascend above; 
SiiiLJ I'M'iiiioit' Kt'diiininLT Lnve; 
I'"()r ail tliosi' ujii) luTi' do ciiUr 
C'li-a* I' to K'siis as tlu'ir C'liilii', 
.\iid we ii(i\v iin h(>l\ yrnuiid 
Join ill one inueasinL,' roniid 
Of' puiist pliMsiiii., Mild do raise 
Our \ oiees in tiie Sa\ ioni's praisi', 
And tlnis tin ounliout l".t».'rnit\ 



And tlnis tin <iul;1h 
Dwell in sweetest liarmoiiN. 
To all ni\ kindred I would sav, 
Work wiiile 'lis ealled 'to-day.' 
Alwav's lislfii to till' \(iii-e 



> » < II i\ \\ I mi I IS I ,11 11(1 - ( I >-uin . 
Always listen to the \iiiee 
or lesus, and in iiini rjjoii-e. 
Make his rii^hteousness your hoast, 
For without it \i>u aie lost. 
Liste-ii now, he ealls to-dav; 
Flee, Oh, Ike to him away!" 
>ed to speak, and l)aek her sjjirit Hed 




race we share. 



I \ Mil ,^ I'll. I I.N. 



lO Nn INFAN'I' AWIi; 



IS" 



IS 17. 

MntluTk'ss li;llii', I iHii'l forlH'lir 111 llKlkl' 

SuiiH' rhviiR' to lln.1' f.M tli\ (Kai iiii>tlK-r''«< s:iki-. 
'I'h\ |)li';is;uil loiiUs, ili\ siniK's. tin Uin|H'r iiiilil 
Do miiili ■^luprisi.' iiif in m> \ui11114 ■' iliil'l. 
Ill lliy >\vtvt f;i(.v I \ii\\ in iiiiluvo 
M\ Id^t \vif».'"'s <.l\;inus; it is. it must 1h' so. 
(^iiic'l thy \v;i\s, ;mil sniiiiiii;- oft throii^^li tr;irs, 
An cai'iu'st siirc'i\ this for future mmis, 
Tlmt t!u- saiiir li)\ i'!\ ioikIikI ni;i\ licsliuwii 

W'llilh IIKIlklfi tll\ IlltitiuT's liti', ;|s is Ui'll UlloWll. 

Tlu'ii as thou (lost adxaiui' to womanhood, 
M;iy (iod's own Word 1>\ thri' hi' uiid(.i stood. 
Ciiii I look loiwai'd to the tiiiu' 
\\ lu'ii tliou shah naih a womairs prinu'r 
\Vhi-ii \()Uth and hi'autv, linktd witli ^^raci' 
May hvam forth tVom th\ smiling face? 
Ahis, the future, liii! from ^iylit 
Of all hut Him \\ lio (hvells in ht^dit, 
Ma\ see Us luimlieri'd u itii the di'ad. 
And know in;^r tliis ma\ I he led 
To train m\ ehildieii in the w.i\ 
That leads to Heaven's ■• eiiial da v. 



STANZAS 

i\ Mi;.M()i!v 01 ANMK, i)ii:i) .)^I.^ 11, 1S-17. 

Thou 'it iLfone, thou lo\ely Lfem, 1 trust 
To ^^raee the eiowu of ZioiTs Kin^'; 

And we thy Ixxlv to the dust 
Commit w ith iaith uiuvav erintjf. 



Thou wast just lono- enough with us 

To charm our hearts and claim oiu' love; 

And now thou 'rt <;one. Why is it thus: 
Did Jesus need thv soul aliove? 



I 5-J !• A Ml I.N iMi:ii;s. 

For (wciitv weeks thv lovclv face, 

Tin pleasiii.LT smiles, th\' tem])ei- iiiild, 

Have made thv father hope to traee 
The mother in her (larliiiL;- ehild. 

A.nd yet thou hast for some time seemed 
Too fail" a flower to hloom below. 

Thv death hut pro\ es our Father deemed 
It best that thou in Heaven should'st j^iow , 

And knowin<j, as I well mav know 
That this vain world is full of trial, 

I would not sav a<iainst the blow, 
Thout^h it may eause me self-denial. 

Now, while I write, mv thou<j;hts ascend 
More Heetlv than the lit^htninjj's flame 

To tliat blest place where lowlv bend 
God's s;iints, in worshiji of his name. 

And there methinks I see tiiee join 
With mother and a numerous thronji^, 

In praise of Him who is Divine, 
To whom all honor does beloni;;'. 

Why should we jj^rudge to part with thee? 

Thou wert our Ileavenlv father's own; 
And he far better knows than we 

What's best to do, as will be shown. 

And vet it seems so hard to part — 

To part with those we love so dearlv. 

That, thou<2fh the keenness of the smart 
Is ij^one through Jesus' de^ith most clearly. 

We cannot help but mourn and weep 
At losinjj^ for a time such treasure. 

But we '11 rejoice that tho!-e who sleep 
In Christ, shall, in unbouiided measure, 

Enjov true happiness and peace 

In von fair World, where pain nor teiMh 

Ai'e either felt or seen; where cease 
All sorrow and perplexing fears, 



r-AMII.V FMEcES. 153 



ro MRS. H. BATTSOX. 



1 j^ 



.S47 



To you, dear sister, I would now address 
A rude production of my rliyming brain; 

And if it does increase vour iiappincss, 
Of this intrusion you will not complain. 

Marj^aret, nine vears have nearly rolled away, 
Since I tirst met vou at vour father's place. 

Well I remember, to the very dav, 

Aly first glad <^limpse of vour young smiling face. 

More, 1 remember tor, almost forlorn, 

I was received well 'neath that friendlv roof, 

And such pure kindness unto me was shown 
As put my gratitude to strongest proof. 

Mav I not hope that our dear Saviour took 
As done to him what then was done for me? 

If so, your names are written in his book, 
As an assembled luiiverse may see. 

'Tis now, when one not only dear to me. 

But to you all, has reached the World of l?liss. 

That I am led more clearly still to see 
The grandeur which in our Religion is. 



o 



May I not hope that in some small degree, 
The exercise of mv poor gifts did tend 

To lead the youthful, loving sisters three 

]?eneath Christ's yoke their willing necks to bend: 

And now what shall I say? You are a wife; 

A mother's joys, T trust, will soon be \ ours. 
O, may you still in blest conjugal life 

P'ind that true grace which evermore endures. 

And may you live for many \ cars to come 

That life which none but Christians true can live. 

Press forwanl now to reach your heavenly home; 
A sacrifice to God your being "fi> e. 



1^4 lAMir/s I'iKc i;s. 



.\ii(l in;i\ the Lord <^\\c (iracc to one ;in(l all. 
That wf nia\' sci\ c him while we >ta\ liclow; 

Thc'ii, ill due tiiiK' lie will our spirits eall 
'I'o share that l)lis> he eaii alone hestow. 



TO MR. AND MRS. \V. BATTY, OF PARIS. 



1847. 



lirother and sister dear, my ^tay I prolop;; here, 
AVhile an effusion ean t1o\v from my pen. 

Mav it von ;^ratif\ , voui" minds now satisfy, 
That I may ha\ e courage to try it aj^ain. 

Do thou, mv dear lirothei — for there is no other 
Has a claim upon me if thou he denied — 

Accept from me the lay I in L^nititude pay 
For services rendered when I was so tried. 

When hv j^reat sickness low, I was some years ngn, 
Thv interest with mine was clearly as one. 

For me thou wast striving;-, thyself wast deprivint^ 
Of needful repose when thy tlay's work was done. 

In view then of thv >trong affection 
As shown to me, mv feelin<^s flow; 

And, while I enjoy reflection, 
I '11 stri\ e my gratitude to show. 

I saw thv conduct with emotion, 
Pravcd my God to own and bless 

What thou didst through lo\ e's devotion, 
To increase my hapjjiness. 

'Twas then I sought thv soul's Salvation; 

In pravcr besought the Lord to make 
What proved to me severe probation 

A l)lessing to thee for Christ's sake. 

And now I see thee with thy wife. 
Ranked amongst the heirs of (ilory, 

Partakers of Eternal Life 

Through faith in s>>vcct Redemption's Story 



lAMII.V PIKfES. 155 



A blcssinsi^ this, which Heetinj^ Time 

Can not uiitbld in all its hrifjhtncss, 
A'^ 'twill l)c scon when In Heaven's prime 

W'e walk its streets in robes of whiteness. 

Hail ha))py davl thv near apjjroach 

Inspires our hearts with joy and j^ladness, 

Enables us to bear reproach, 

Takes tVoni our heaits much of their sadness, 

Brother and sister dear, let us wliile we are here 

Clinu^ unto Jesus, our verv best friend; 
That when iJeath sliall come we may soon reach our home, 

And gain Felicity never to end. 



FH11:sH:>E THOUCiHTS OF ANN, 

MV lOKMEll WIFK, 



Wrapt of late in solemn musing 
On the checkered scenes of life, 

Peace was o'er mv mind difTusinir 
As I thought of Ann, mv wife. 

Pure in life and conversation, 

Full of smiles and modest worth, 

Showing calmest resignation 
When sad trials called it forth. 

Sweet and softlv o'er me stealing. 
Like a jileasant zephyr's breath, 

Came pinx- faith, my sore heart healing 
As I thought of Ann in death. 

In her prime and beautv dying. 
Full of love and heavenly joy. 

Safe in Christ, stern Death def\ ing 
Nothing could her peace destroy. 

Faith and fancy both combining. 
Blessings to me freely given. 

Keep my soul from e'er repining, 
As I think of Ann in Heaven. 



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15*^ lAMii.N I'lia r;s. 



TO M^• p.i^()'1'iii:k iami:s. 



Jamc"-, 'tis full time for iiu- to w ilti.' 
Sonic rh\iii(.-s to xoii in carnr^l (|uit(.'. 
TxL' promised lony', a\h\ now I'll tiv 
M\ promise to fullill, and \\li\ r 
I)t.cau'-L' \()U lia\c a claim on inc 
W'liicli, \\ hen paid off, w ill set me free, 
To run awhile a^ain in deht. 
Which in its luin shall suic he met. 
Hut this is tritlinti,-, xou ma\ sa\. 
Perhaps it is, hut trilles ma\' 
KU'ecl some ^ood ; lhe\ ollendo, 
And (piite as often jjieasc us, too. 
Who's free from tritlint;? I would ask. 
To tind out one would pro\e a task. 
But then I candidly confess 
That we should surely tritle less. 
\Vell, let me see; can anv theme 
Bt started: Ves, I had a (hx>am * 
The other nii^ht. Both \()u and I 
Were standing- on a hill so hit;'h. 
And soon thei'c came a uiightN stream 
Which did not lea\ e of hope a ^leam. 
But suddenlv a pknik we found, 
That hrought us safelv to dr\- ground. 
Then I awoke devoiil of tear. 
And vou the Moial true shall hear. 

All mortals now are sailing down 

The stream of time, as vou must own; 

^\nd waters na'". and dash, and foam. 

Then sa\ — how sliall we reach our hoivie; 

There is a plank, as we have seen, 

iVnd it is saf'i', most safe^ I ween. 

'Tis in the (jospel clearly shown, 

'Tis by all Christians fully know n. 

We have its nierits long since tried, 

And glory in the Lamb who died. 

Then let us prize it as we ought. 

And ser\ e him who our souls has bought. 

For surely this our duty is 

If we would reach eternal bliss. 



* Kact. 



F.\Mii.> rirx Ks. . f 



.■^z 



TO MV i)Ar(iHTi-:R ktj.hx, 

ON iii;i! \\i;i)i)i\(. l).\^ , M Aiti. II 20, i^^'j. 



I'^llfii, on this olad occasion 

I address to you a rliynic, 
,\n(l in tones of sweet persuasion 

Would ad\ise vou at tiiis time. 

If full measure of enjovment 

Vou would seek in married lite, 
Make it dailv vour emi^loxnient 
■ To axoid w liat leads to strife. 

Prize, O ))rize, both now and e\er, 

Joseph's confidence of lo\e. 
See that tits of temper never 

Drive liim forth from home to rove. 

Should he show unlooked for weakness. 
Hide the secret in \ our hreast, 

And expostulate with meekness 

^^'hen \ou have (jod's Throne addressed 

Alwavs aim to dress with neatness, 
Thouj^h vour clothes lie e'er so plain; 

Add to this vour mother's sweetness, 
If vou woukl lo\ e's swa\' maintain. 

Should yom-s prove a life of trial, 
May you hoth still look aho\e. 

Exercise in self-denial 

Streuijjthens pre-existin<:^ love. 

I ha\e found that constant hlessin<ij 
vSprin<^s from troubles sanctified, 

And w hen needs ha\ e lu'cn most pressing", 
God himself those ueetls supplied. 

To His care I therefore leave \ou, 

Jiid you lean upon his arm ; 
Ma}' naught soon arise to <i,rieve v on, 

Naujj^ht to damp affection warm. 



MURDER WILL OUT; 

OK, rilK I'OU Kl! <»l CO.NSCIKXCK. 



A talc of jealousy and Rcvcni^c, by Hcrnaid (jiav 

I'lirnLil inU) ;i l!;ill:ul and some new Scents adileil.* 



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Sullen sat in jealous mood, 

•V most l)rutal-lookin<;- man; 
Purpose foul served him for food. 
Against a maid he lately wooed 

His dreadful purpose ran. 

Lon<^ he sat with vacant stare, 

Lar<:fc his eyes, cjuite <;rav and full; 

Fell in tan<^led locks his hair, 

O'er his dirty forehead there, 
Fit c(>verin<^ for such skull. 

Stands in the room a crazv bed 

And two wretched, worn-out chairs. 

71iat had rested linihs and head, 

These now served for tJiat instead; 
Thus ill the villain fares. 

Heard he on that _>i,loomv nij^ht 

Demon foul to ur<>e the deed? 
Would he tremble at the siyht 
If some horrid jjjoblin sprite 

Came his stronj^ wrath to feed? 

♦ I would not wish ixiutly to he held responsible lor what the reader inav deem 
unchrislian-like languajfe or statements in this hallad, as I have copied the original in 
such matters. 



Mt'KDKW \\ 11,1. ()('!■. r ^<; 



He would wclconif :is his trii'iid 

IC\'n proud Satim, piiiicc of Hell, 
If he \si)uld assistance lend 
So that lie eould <4aiii liis end 
III eiiine — so verv tell. 

She who thus liad roused his ire, 

Lived a little distance off. 
With his jealous soul on Hre 
Cudgel stout suits his desire; 

He has one stout and tou<^h. 

Soon lie leached her shahhv home. 

Rapped aloud upon the door. 
"Yes, John Hristol, V(ni nia\- come,"' 
vSaid a voice within that room 
vSo hi,Lfh on the third floor. 

Near the window, \er\' sad, 

Sat she, deei)ly wrapped in thought 
And ap]:)eared hut thiiiK clad. 
IJrown her hair, hlue eyes she had 

As e'er with lo\ e were fraught! 

She asked the man to take a seat. 

He "■ 25ief erred to stand awhile. 
Had heen sitting much of late." 
Now, as if impelled hv fate, 

He has recourse to guile. 

Savs she, "■ Glad 1 am you 've come 
For I thought you took offense. " 
Little dreams she of the doom 
Hanging o'er her in that room. 
Or she would flee from thence. 

He her conduct now reproves, 

She replies in innocence. 
vSofthvhe hehind her moves. 
Right hehind the girl he loves, 

In cowardly pretence. 

Ere suspicion could arise 

In the hapless victim's mind, 
I7p the sturdv cudgel flies. 
Downward on its aim it hies, 
And strikes her as designed. 



i6o 



Mll!l)i;ii W II.I. (M'T. 



K\>/,]\i upon luT t(.'in])!rs fair, 

Munk'r foul Ikin (lone its part. 
ICycs assuiiK- a >traii<^c, llxid staiv, 
Flows the blood ainoii^- luT hair, 
No lon^^cT tluobs the heait. 

Now the \ iliaii\ litis her arm, 

Now he finds the pulse has tied; 

Jle eaii do no further harm; 

C'oMseieiiee sounds a loud alarm, 
I'^or suiely slie is dead. 

Now he llees in haste awav; 

Shifts the seene a^ain to her: 
She is found 1)\ friends next da\ 
Still' and Ljorv as she lav. 

And the\ create a stir. 

(^uiekl\ 'gathers round a mol), 
I'^leetly tlies the horrid news, 

Makin<j hearts more strongly throb; 

Women shriek, aiulcry, and sob 
.\s each the bodv \ iews. 

Come the otVicers of law; 

Cries are heard to let them pass. 
Through the crowd thev forward go, 
To behold the scene of woe; 

Suspense now holds the mass. 



Shifts the scene unto the sea, 
Xears a port a stately sail; 

Joyful seems the crew to be, 

Dream the\ not of misery 
From an approaching gale. 

Swiftly comes a dreadful storm; 

Fast the rigging 's torn away; 
IJroken masts the ship deform, 
.\11 is terror and alarm 

Amidst the dashing spray. 

Angry roars the foaming deep; 

Death now stare:- them in the face 
There is found no time to sleep, 
Nor would it a\ail to weep 

In such a woeful case. 



Mri<l»KI{ will. (MT, 



ir.i 



Lilt iIk\ lip a |)ra\ IT t<> ( iod; 

Doi-s III- liLar tlu'iu in distivss? 
St'i', IK- wavL's iiis riL;lil(.'<iiis Rod, 
I'^or tlic'v 'vi' on lii^ |)r(.Tcpts trod; 

llis ini<^lit tluv now fonfcs><. 

Two aloiu- siii\i\i.' llu- lost, 

'riifsc arc cliii'^in^ to a spar. 
One with secret in liis Iircast 
Is l)v sense of ,in"iiill oppressed. 
Which keeps his mind ajm. 

Can the reader liiiess liis name: 
* "• IJristol?" ves, he was tlie one; 
lie a sailor soon became, 
Xor felt an\' sense of sliaiue 
Till life had iiearh j^one. 

Now Hell's terrors seize his soul; 

Xow he sees the murdered maid 
In her l')l()od hefore him fall; 
Hears her for (iod's \ent;eance call, 

^\nd ask w hv it 's delayed. 

Feels the elements at war 

Nothing to the strife w ithin, 
Therefore to his hrotiier tar 
His locked heart he does unhar, 
To ease liim of his sin. 

Tells him how some months ai^o 

He a liarmless maiden slew, 
lealousv had \vrou,iL';ht his woe, 
Made him j^ive the fatal blow; 
'Twas ver\ wrony- he knew. 

"Speak her namel" the other cries; 

"Marv Markham," Bristol screams. 
Ra<i[e ji^leams from that other's eyes, 
As he at John Bristol Hies, 

To end his mortal dreams. 

Soon he's Iw the murderer's side. 
Now he Hercelv drains Iiim dow n. 

"Here thou shalt no Ioniser hide; 

Sirk, fiend! sink into the tide. 
And all thv baseness drown I" 



i6_' Ml i< mil will. (H r. 



I<(iii(I :iM(l louder iomi^ tin- wlml; 

I'lu- luw iiiiiidiTi'r is ;ili)iR' 
And li;i>> lost his pi'aa- of luiiid. 
W ill he stik ;i port to liiid 
And tln'iv iiis sin iiloni.'." 

l'"cllo\\ sniiiff, tliinU not Iwnd 
Of tlic poor ivnuiininj^ oiu-. 
llo from proper ii^ht dehiined, 
'riumt^hl it (lnt\ to reward 
Urisiol for tJKit t\{.vi\ done. 

W h\ r 111' to the imn-deri'd maid 

Was a hrother hv his hiitli. 
Mis l()\e for hef did not fade. 
And this joiiiney home he made 
In hopes to \ ield her mirth. 



Shifts the j^Iooniv seene onee more, 

1%) a narrow, erooked street; 
In a wretehed liipior store 
Sits a man we 've seen l)efore, 
Mnsin<4- on thinj^s not sweet. 

lie mi<^ht seem to view intent 

Watered spirits in a j^iass, 
l^)r his eyes on that are bent, 
J>ut his thon^hts are wanderinj^ sent 
After that mnrdered lass. 

In this street — the \erv same, 

That most shocking- aet was done; 
It had nearly lost its fame. 
Vet rememlK-red was the name 
Of that pool maiden lone. 

When her name was sjioke 'tis said 
Chilling horror seized the soul 

Of 1)()th hi<jh and lowlv bred; 

All who heard were filled with dread 
Which they could scarce control. 

Seems the man irresolute 

About the drink before him placed. 
Now his jresturcs are not mute, 
vShow"in<;j feelinj^s most acute, 

A\k\ such as might be traced. 



.Ml'l(l>Klt NVII.I, OUT. 



163 



li<>(liii;4l\ Ik' nIkiKis his luiitl. 

I )t.r|)-(lr;i\\ 11 leii^lliv >iL;li tin 11 lu;i\rs 

I lis li|(t;l(l I lust, t'nr luT MOW (k;i<II 

IJittiT tt'jiis Mil' frcilv s|k(1 
.\^ 111' fui- sister i;rif\(.'s. 

Ill pl.iin sjiiioi's ilutlu's lu- 's (lii'ssc'd, 

A lulior l)|iu' is (III jiis liaiul. 
A woiiiiin'^ i\i"> now on linn ivst, 
Who, with IkiIic npon lur ln(.;i'<t, 
S|)(.';il\s him in ;iniMits hhnid. 

" I )oc's tiic li<|nor suit xouitaslf? 

Is tlicic noihin!;; else voii nci'd?" 
I-'roin his seiit he rose with hiiste. 
On the- tloor his feet he hraced; 

" Tin thinkiiio; of tliat deed:'" 

Quickly swallows he the drink. 

Then asks, "^ Is not this tlie street r" 

" What street r Come, yourself hethiuk ! " 

" I will; yet from it I shrink. 

Sweet ;^iri, we ne'er shall meet I" 

"Tell, jjood woman, if" vou eaii, 

Where she" Onee a^^ain a ]iause. 

Turns she now afresh to scan 
The face of that most wretched man. 
So ver\- full ot woes. 

Anxious to relieve his mind. 

Stays she still within the room; 

Then says, " Man, what would you lind? • 

I to serve vou am inclinccl." 

"Where met that i,nrl her doom?" 

Now she needs no other clue; 

vSavs, "You '11 see the place trom here. 
Folder deed I never knew; 
Was she anvthiui;- to vou? 

Come, tell me without tear.'' 

"Was my sister, that w as all ;" 
Soft he said, then paid his hill. 

Something seemed on him to call 5 

Speedily away he stole, 
I3ut not with ready will, 



1^1 Ml li Ml It U II. I. ol r. 



K:i<lt:ntt Sul Is sinking' l'»w, 

AikI Niy;lit i<>iniii«4 <>ii apiui-; 
l<iMif> III tlir ••cttiii^ Miiil)(.Miiis ^^low, 
And li'x |)iii|)k' tint'. tlu'\ >-lio\v. 
Till Ik' li;,s iim his liK'i' 

At this tinu- (li)is M;irkh.im sit 

III thai Idiic'lv , (lirt\ I'lmiu ; 
Ileitis not how tilt' shadows Hit, 
AsUs not if siuh |)hKr he lit 
To (hive a\\a\ his irioom. 

I'\lt h'' (iiiiti- (.•oiistraiiictl to si'e 

Thiit house, where his sister dwell, 
Aiitl refresh his meinorv, 
'riiinkin"; what she used to he, 
When he so liap|)\' felt. 

Now he tries to ri-ali/e 

Seeiies that hanow up his soul. 
While, sueeesst'ulK, he tries, 
I'iuieies he can heai" her cries I 

This does his heart appal. 

Thus eiij^a^ed, he i[uieUl\ hears 
Soft steps eoming to tlu' door! 

This does not arouse his tears; 

StroUiT his ner\c's, it now a|)pears. 
As ere the\' wi'ie before. 

Timid hand has lift the lati'h; 

Oik more maii is now within. 
\"erv soon he strikes a mateh; 
Candle's lit I Can Markham eatch 

Tiiose features — dark with sin? 

Soon. But wliat a sij^lit to see; 

Eyeballs from their sockets start I 
Trembles he convulsix elv ; 
Should he tr\- he could not Hee; 

He 's struck, as b\- a dart I 

Bristol locks the door inside. 

And scans well the room around; 
His ,ti,"f*ev e\ cs are ojjcned wide — 
Who's that on the other side? 
Too soon the truth he found I 



Ml N HI II W II I <l( I . 



ir.s 



M;irIJi;ini spritij^s now oil his fi-i-t, 

W'hiU' liis i'_\ i> ultli j)iissi((ii ^low, 
IJristo|\ llii'>.c lifts in;; iiu-ctl 
l''iiin tliiv ><t;iii(l, nor -cck ritiviit; 
I'luv Will r.irli uIIkt know I 



First llii' iirotluT siJi-iKi' liioUc; 

"•X'iHi.iiiI C'oim- \oii JR'it' iMjfiiinr 
Wild (iitl \oiir li'^lit (loom ri-\oki'.' 
|)i<.(l \<Mi not iVoiu m\ jiisl slmki' 

I poll till- storiin Mjiii .' 

"■^1111 \ I' tin.' iiiipndt'iRf to idinc 

To 1 lir pl;u«.' sill' occnpii'd I 
\'our foul pii'si'iui' taints tin- room 
W'liiih to lici was ;is a honu-. 

Till, 1)\ \onr hands, sin. diidl 

"^'ou hardiiiid wii'trlil 'I'akt', i|iiickl\ take 

^ Oiii polUitcd soul from hcii'I 
Who, for \()u, Draih's tltli'is hrakt? 
Satan iiis own child foisaki'I 

Ik' Ml ha\(.' von, lu'vcr t"(.'arl 

"M< jisti'il xon'if ni>t lit to li\c, 

Ncitlu'r \i't to (111.', at all I" 
Mristoj doc's no answer .i^ixc; 
The torments no one can i'oncci\e, 

I'^iuhired h\ his \ ik- son! I 

iV^ain till' hrotlier spoke in raj^e: 
"'IMiink \<)ii to escape noiii' d<ioni? 

Other stoi\-, I eii'^aj^e 

To read, ere \ on cpiit tliis staj^'e. 
Stein W'li^eance now doth loom! 

"If there ')e no other wa\ , 

Law I '11 take in in\ own hands." 

"•Tiiis \ on \e done" — did Ihistol sav — 

"At tile sl)i[)wreck xesterdas;" 

Now Markham sliu(lderin!L( stands. 

Siiid he, "Yes, I did it then, 

And von are sent hack to me; 
^'on will ne'er escape aj^ain; 
Trial will l>e hnt in vain — 

\'on 're doomed to miser\ I 



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M( IMH-.I! WIl.I. ()( I, 



"M.iiN , ti)v iiw 11 ^isti T (lr;irl 

When I hist liiiiL' s;i\v \oiir face, 
!)i\'aiiit \<)ii nut of raii-i' to flar 
Miirdtri'i'^ h.iii'l iipoii \(in hiii-, 
Wit hill t hi - \ci \ ])laii'I 

•••Nk -tain w aN upon \oni iianu'; 

I,i\il\, n;o(lc>~l 'J 111 \ oil Wire; 
\\ oiild \ on ne'er had i( It lo\c''- ilanit-I 
^'( t \ Mil i lail no ( aii-e to ^haiiu , 

Ihit 1 lojc- '400(1 c'iiarattt r. 

"ir I list-, \oiir iiinrdrri-r'- lui k 
l'a\^ ; he forfeit of lii- ( rimel 
1 .0--S of time I will not icek — 
Xolhiii'^- ^liali ni\ ardor elucU, 
Should he seek other cliinel" 

S])eakin'4 thiis^ he piaced hi^ hai i\ 

I' inn a'/aiii'-t t he 'jutei door ; 
As he liad of voiie no lack, 
Shouted, till hi'- faci '.new hiaik, 
And stamped iipoi, i he lloor I 

I'reseiitU tiie iiei^hl'ors eome, 

W'iiilc poor IJiistol tremhiliiiL;' -tands, 

Now tlu-\' are within tlie room. 

A nd pi' leet'd to si'al 1 1;^ doom 
I >\ hindiii'4 fast iii~ lian(U, 



Shifts llie scene into a Court, 



Conu-e! unto lie^ iL-soit. 
And 1 he jurv lond exhort 
To niakt.' proceediii'^s milh 

Kristol's friends had j^aid tliem ,i(<)ld, 

And fjiev do tiieir hest to show 
IMack is "vhitc: as, when of old, 
Satan, without /"(V, lies told, 
To work our I'aieiiis' wfic. 

Let them do their \ crv hcsf. 

Tliere - a witness all must hear! 
It is in John Ihi-tor-, hreast, 
.And it taimol. will not rest, 

Till all the truth ap[)eail 



Ml I.DI.I! Wll.l. (HI. 



.67 



All liis ((ui\ friii'4 lips ()l)stT\c, 

W liilr lie now ;ittriii|)t'- to ^piiils. 
C'liistii-iK t- ( ric», '■('<iiiic, iiiiish r inr\f, 
^''ll| iiiii^t ii'il fioiii (liit\ --wciN (• ; 
^ uii ^lialj proic'cdiii^s clu'ck I"' 

He 'pfjiks; :il| f\fs (|iii(kl\ turn 
On the wivtf I !(.■(! ( nlpiit'- fjiri'. 

'"I ni\' ( iiini' ino'-l deep! \ niuinii ; 

'I'hon^lils of it ni\ \il.ii^ iiurn; 
I il;ML' not liopc for '^raci'I" 

\'ii<lir! ionnil. ;n!(l ^riitfncc p.i'--f(|. 

In thirc (l.i\- i-ondi'nnu'il to die; 
Tini- lir "-- can-jhl \<\ L,k\ :iI la-l ; 
l"ctu-i-> Imid Ins linilis (piitr I'a-t. 

As lie, in ( (.■II, doth lie. 

Nou till' l)i'\il sti'fls his In-art 

'i'o refuse I'eli'^ion'' ■ aid ; 
'•In lliat Ihivi^ he'll l.iase ;io |);nt, 
It wonld hut increase his sinait— 

Of deatli he\ not afraid!" 



Vainh. -tri\e (ioiTs niessci,'_;x-is 
To it ad hnn to jeans' I ihiod ; 
"There'- no need,"' he still avers, 
And i^ood \ii:tuals uuich ))!el"ers, 
So asks, a'4'ain, I'lr food. 

'Tis t he- iii'^ht hefore he die; 

S\\itll\- spc-ed the houis awav; 
The\, like seconds, seem to ll\ 
To a Record, kept on hi^ii, 

A'^aiiist tile lud^Miient I)a\ I 

Two — three — four — li\e! fVoni the clock, 

Sound !il<e ^nus tired in disjiess. 
^'el aj>])eai' to ^jjive no sliock 
To thai man, with hea.il of rock. 



I'lioucrh f 



nil ol w retclic(liu-ss ; 



Six I Mole dl-mal somids a/e Iseard 

Than the stiikin^<- of the hour; 
\\%)rkmen's hlows loud echoes stirred, 
FixiiiL;- scaffold — we inferred. 
I'o rouse him has this power.-' 



ir„s 



Miin>i:i! uii 1. oi r. 



Not the K';ist ; it ncmicc'Iv went 

'I'd the c'h;mihL-i^ ot" his luain; 
Other'- thought it crifd, ''KcpcMit, 
liiislol, CTL' your Ufc he spent I" 
I hit \ et the cry was \ aiii I 

Still he hardens hi> \ ile iieart. 

And han^s snllenK his jiead. 
Seven — eiju^ht — nine— ten! Diil he -lart 
\(i; hn! hiends from him (ki)art, 
^\rKl he will soon he dead I 



Comes the Siieriff to his cell; 

I'nls the colli around his neck; 
Now his reelin<4s who can tell r 
Still he careth not for Hell — 

I'ut waits the Slieriffs ])eck. 

Slow the dull pi^ocession mo\cs 

'I'o ;he fatal i^allows-trcL : 
There he sees no fice he lo\es, 
'I'liouLi'li the people come in droves 

1 lis (hiiijr throes to see. 

Now lie hears the wairant read, 

l>ids adieu to all around; 
Solemn ])ra\er a^ain is nuide, 
And the cap's drawn oVr his head; 
Sit^nal 's L!;i\en; iiis soul has lied! 

The ho(l\ sinks to th" L;round. 

"•I've followed him unto the end I" 
Said a xoice amont;' the crowd. 
Warninij,- take! ^'oun_t,^ men, attend I 
See the murderer's dreadful end I 
It speaks like ihuiider loud. 



Till- I'AITIinn, PASTOR. 



ui.Ti ii:n i\ i.S^i. 



•■U onld 1 ,!,■„ ,-ilu .1 l'n:i, her. mkIi ;i-. I':nil 

\\'( r<- lu' iiri ciirlli, woiilil liriir. :i|i|iiriM' .mil i.-a •., 

I'miiI -IkhiM iiiiMsi'lftliiuct Mil-:'" 

jC'o\VIT.i(. 



IJOOK ]. 



To the (l(.'f|) iiinl)i;iL;r ol" mil- \ortli It.-ickwixxls, 
And iic;ir to (Iiuoirs wild lomaiitio •^Ik.ic- — 
W'luTt' W'liitci-''^ storms mic scfii in ;niL;i\ moods, 
To m;il-;(.' iUv Lakc-'^ \\;ims dash with loudest roar — 
C'aiDi' (iooDWOiM II, twrhr years siiue. and lnoiiuhl a stoiv 
Of Christian wisdom to tliose loiuK ])arts: 
To try it" he eoiild llnd an open door 
IJy whieli to reai'h tlie settlei's'sinlnl hi-arts, 
Ami tlieiH infoi-iu of wliat would heal their inward smarts. 



ir. 



r irni m liis mind, rohu-.t was he in frame, 
Of human learniny- ha\in^- ample shaie; 
Willi fer\ent zeal, love-prom])te(l, there lie lanie, 
I'uiv (iospel Truth in meekne>-s to declare. 
And liackwoods hardships with his hearers share; 
lie hrouoht his loviinj,- wife ami children four, 
Who tor their own coiuenienee sliowed small care; 
WTif) liad with C'iiristian heroism hoie 
A hea\ V share of trial scxeral yeavs lictore. 



17') 



III i: I All IIKI I. I- A-- I <>i;. 



in. 

Tlic'sc tour (lc:ir cliildix-ii limi liccn early trained 
Tk take llu'ir pait in c\ iiy (la\"- iinplox : 
Nor wcvv tliiir xoutiiliil lu-ait- ]>\ llii^ t-t lan'^cd 
I'loni ihf Uiiiil paiviil-, who did ~hou tliiir joy 
In nianifc'sliiiij no \\ isii to annoy 
'I'lifir dfarc^l off^-piiii'^ \<\ nndut- ri-t laint : 
Awari' lliat thi^ niii^ht \r\\ ^<>i>u d(-tro\ 
'I'licir intliunci.'; and wlio lia-, pown to paint 
'riic ills u iiich ti(j\v tVoiu tlii> loo pix-\aK lit lomplanil 



i\'. 



'I'liink not, kind icadif, I wDiild oxc-rdraw 
M\ piitnrc's of" ■-wrtt, tlia-tr, conjir^al ! 



ill---: 



A\\ I df-crihc I '\ l- seen, and, t luTrtoic. know 
I c-rr not far— tlion'^li sour- inav doul)l of tlii' — 
And dci-in niv --kt-tc lie- \ ( ry tar ami---. 
It iiiaitc'is not; tlio-c who JiaxL- laitlil'nl liccn 
In wrdlotk piiif lia\e often foniid, I wis, 
'i'lial a fair -liarc- of liapniiu'ss sermc 
I 'poll llii- L-arlh in C'liri-tian faniilic-s still is -ccn. 

V. 

And such were tliose of wlioni I spiak ahove, 
Vitv of (jod's L^raec- the\ e\er\ one- partook. 
Tluir action-- --praiiLi- from tile ureal Law ol Lo\ (■, 
So plainK' laid down in his 1 loiy IJook. 
.\11 mi;_;lit di--eo\er from eaeli kind, -wcet look. 
Thai tlie\' had hecn unto the Savior's Sehool ; 
That tliev had seldom Wi-donT- |)aths foi-.ook, 
l>nt made the W'oid theii oiil\ (iiiide and !< nle. 
This kej)t thc'ir lo\i- ali\e, nor let thiir ardor ernil. 

\i. 

^'el thev did not to this at onei' attain; 
I'oor liunian nature in its he-l estate 
Has miieh about it that is lr;il\ \aln. 
And these were not c\cni])l iVom tommon late. 
Some fourteen \ear-- heloix- my ^toi\\s date 
'i'he\- ha<l hi'eii in tin- purityin;4 lire 
Of <;re;it allliction; had hecn led to \^ait 
I 'poll their (iod who knew llnir -oiilV de-ire, 
And hron^ht them ihidn^h, clothed in Ilumility's attire, 



IMK !■ All 111 I I. I'AM <>l{. 



'7' 



\ll. 

And '^mv iliciii fur tluir loxrd <>iir^ t.i'rii :i\\:i\, 
What was nmii' lucdriil fur iju-ii- ^i-owth in '^racc-, 
.\ ''.d led till 111 t luis to make- I lis A rni I liiir -tav, 
III all thi'ir trials I lis kind hand Im trair. 
'Twas this tha' litttd liicni Imi muIi a j)iaci' 
i\s ni tlu'sc wDods tlK\ well disiMiu'd to till; 
And hciiir thi\ al\\a\s won- a che'iTfiil 'ari', 
And liowvd ihrir own nnto tluii Savior's will, 
While- with till' Spirit's swnrd tiux showed the •.•rcatc-st skil 



\ III. 



And siich wi'if lu'cdi'd in that --I'lt kini lit 
l!nt jiis! I'l'i lainicd froni the- wil<! wildcnu'ss, 
l''or its inhahitants appcaml continl 

With worldU Ihinus, w hicli did •_;in)d tlimi^hls repress, 
And I'aii-e tiir I'a-lor niiu h nt' soir disinss. 
In tinlh it -eiaiied a most f'oihiddin;^ lirld 
I'or pastoral lalior, and it was no less, 
lint (iod I oiild make it pii-eioiis fniit to \ iild, 
And he mito his sei\ants eon-tant Stit'n''th and Shield. 



I \. 



Now the\' had sdiedit tlk' mind o| (iod to know 
I'^ri' lhe\ eonehiiK-d there to sdiK down: 
And this deleiinined thes ri-so|\id to '40 
d'o that roii'^h place- -cpiilt- lar iVom am town, 
Where iiide Iol; iiiits were \ir\ ihniK sUdwh, 
.\nd where hard lahor slan-d I hi m in the face, 
\\ hile 'jloonis woikIs apj)eared on them to Mown, 
To tind earth's eomloils were ImiI \er\ senree. 
or sneli a -lep 1 'm sini.' tiuv needed --peeial '_;raee. 



'i'liis the\ ohtained, and provident iail \ 
Were led to find a \ei\ splemliil /n/\ 
\\ hieli fronted on that mi^htx inland Sea, 
.And is in Sn miner a most h i\ el \ spot ; 
A harri'ii piece of land it sure is not. 
This ini;.^iit he known fiom iis Inie sii,( k (>f tii-i-s. 
\ow tlii-ir '^ood t'ortniie '^lalitiide he;;(>l, 
W hieli wa- pomed forth to (jod upon their knees. 
While ^^I'fcii lea\ es \s a\ cil alxn <;, t'liniicd b\ a \s arm, soft hiee/e. 



Ill i; I \i rill II i'.\-.n>if. 



XI. 

A shiililn -^h;lntv stood upon tlu- ground, 
IV-rhnps (.Tc'ctt'd \^y ;i poor red m;m; 
Firc-wccds ;md Im'hsIiw ood tliitUh L:,r(.'W around, 
To cltMi" off \sliiih tlitx now at onci' lifi^an. 
Near bv thf pla*.\' a iliarniin^' spriiiLj-cicfk ran; 
This liad its source in a lii^'li trcv-idad liill. 
From loj) of wliich tlu' countrv tln'v i-onld scan. 
Tlu' fatluT and two sons witli rij^lit i^ood will 
That shaiitx soon prepare-, and they its small sjjacc till. 

XIK 

This pro\ ed a wretched shelter at the hest, 
For rain eame through the worn-out roof of harU, 
And lor hard laborers w a-- no place oT rest. 
While its sMiall window left it \ erv dark. 
Thev speak together ot" a lioiise, wlieii, hark I 
A noise tiiev hear — a sound as of ;_;reat ^^lee — 
The settlers In their breasts possessed a spark 
Of sweet <4oo(! nature, and now eame to see 
If tlie\ eould not be useful to the family. 

Mil. 

This as an omen soon was understood. 
And pressin;^- wants were to eaeli friend made- know n. 
With a\es armed these (piiek obtained sonie wood. 
Which b\ stroll'^ oxen speedily w as drawn 
To the selected spot ih.at had been shown. 
The Pastor's wife and (hiuj^hters then ))reparc- 
A i^-ood, substantial meal, and wilii kind tone 
Invite the friends to come and taste their fare, 
Which thev in j^ratitude had made with nicest care. 

XfV. 

With this i2food offer all at once complied; 
Thev came to work and iherefore needs m\ist eat. 
The (lav was line and ])ecch tree shade supjilied 
A place for talile, and each took a seat, 
Admirin;^ much the dinner spread so neat. 
And (joopwoKTii then j^ave thanks most rev'ientlv 
For such sweet comforts in their wood's retreat, 
And praved that eacli warm-hearted friend minhl be 
Rewanied for his kindness in Eternitv. 



rill': lAiiiiiri. i-amok. 



173 



w. 

Till (limu T o'lT, ;i\\ liili- in tViiudlN ili;il 
Tlic'v s;il ■•md ivla] till tlu' rattli' Ird. 
TIkii ( iooDW 01; I II ri<'(. 1\' spoki' to thrin <if what 
1 U' and liis tamiU to that plaif had led. 
And swt'L'tK iiuntiuiK'd llini that oiui.' had hied — 
'Pin.' j^Tcat (ii)d-maii, who. siniK-is tanit.' to sa\(.-. 
'I'hc"s(.' men in siK'ni'c heard all lu- had ^aid, 
And ^oMU' '>lu(l trar>, and all looked \ ery nra\i'. 
Though eaili lude lui-ast po^Nessid a heart most truly lira\i'. 

()ni-e more Ini'^hl a\e'^, w ieldi'd hy st^on^■ arms 
Make chip^ ll\ fa'-l, a-- they tiie lo'^^ prepare; 
Sneh \villiii'4 work the Pa^toi's lamiK eharm-. 
l'%>f tln'\ this kindness had not thoui^lit lo share. 
A stron;4 foundation p.ow is laid with eaii'; 
Of ample si/e, tlu' fahrie n])ward ^^rows; 
The nu'ii take ]).iins to ha\e the eorners scpiare, 
Whieh to ilYeet the\ span- nor slri'iiLith iior lil«)Ws; 
And tlius, as if h\ ma^ie. that luai struetiire- rose. 



\\ H. 

?\Ieanw hile, there eame some shingle-., nails and hoards, 
lliouiihl h\ !w<i ti'anis, whieh only now w (.""e seen; 
And this fre--h kindness tidiest proof affords 
That (iooDW oii'i'irs ohji'et was approxcd, I ween. 
Now some lor lafters a loiii^- way had heen ; 
.\n<l, as the sun had sunk into the West, 
The women had prepared their ta])le clean, 
NW'll laden, as hefore, with fo(Hl; the hest 
Which thev had ]iower to furnish in tliat \\ ild wood-nest. 

wrir. 

XVarm thanks are j^ixen: the workers fall to work 
T>) do full justic<' to that sa\or\ meal. 
Xo wicked r"eelini;s in tlieir liosoms link 
Af^ainst the family; hut they strongly teel 
TJiev lia\e an interest in all their weal. 
And freelv speak of comiiiL;- liack next day 
The house to finish; kindh thus they deal 
With those dear folks — who wish them still to stay — 
And thev will sin<>- awhil(% to cheer them on their wa\ , 



'71 



•riih; 1 \i I III I 1 r \■^ I i>i!. 



xr\. 

I'd this tlu'\ ;ill cdiisciitc'd ; llu'ii iinix' 
Smii'_;- nlUT ^oiil;. in jjiai^i' of Jcsus" ikiiih.! 
Siu h ^()ni;s i';in li'^litcii I'l'ii miii" saddi'^t woi.--. 
And i;ii'-i.' in liuiuiin lK';i!t- ;i lii';i\ onU llaiiii'. 
Six men tlicir w i. ii' wlid, from that iii^lit, lirtaiiii' 
(^iiitf alk'ivd iliara(.tn> — as all mij^lit m\'. 
I'^)r (iiiN|)(.l 'I'lutli c-an (.■\n a >a\anc' tanu-; 
riiiiii^li tlli'^ to '-onu' men sffuis a m\stiT\' — 
Suoh ha\f not nclii IIr-iuncUcs sunk in dL'pia\it\. 

XX. 

Tlir sinj^iiiL;' o'it, tlu' t^ood man said. ''lA't 's piaw" 
All down hc^iik- him fi.\ (. ivnth knelt; 
It was a proper tlose for such a da\- — 
As all fii^a^ed must then iuiAe deeph' fi'lt. 
And oh, the iam4uaL;e of that ])ra\er did melt 
Some siony iieails, as I ii; tiutii would tell: 
I'or ( iooDW oiM'ii on (locTs lo\e and merev dwelt — 
On eomiuLj' Judi^nieiit -and ou llea\eu and Hell — 
'I'ill e\ery one secnictl hound as h\ the stroii'^cst spell. 

XXI. 

'I'his done, those neinhlxiis — though reluetautU — 
'I'ook lea\e of that most happ\ houseliold there: 
And were as pleased as am men eould he 
'rhe\' were allowed sueh eonijiaux to share. 
'Tw as Spring; lime, and the -till and halmv air 
Was uiost reheshiii^- to the w eailed tVanie; 
And Luna's hri^htness, tliou;j,h <|uile fii'e from ulaii", 
l.nahled them to see whieh wav ihev eame- - 
I'^or staving' rather lale lhi'\ would iucur no hiami'. 



Wll. 

The morniiiL'; came, and with ala.ritx 
(.'anu- sellUis also, i-ead\ as liefore 
'I'o lu'lj) the w elconie lU'W -conu' famih 

\\ hovi- >tiaiiLiC', dee]) news had made their hearts so sore. 
Aiiil now till.' lahor of tin.' da\' each hoic 
As ii" his own ad\antaL;'e he would seek. 
.Some went to rooi'm^", some to iix the door 
And windows, and with lieart- and arm^ not weak. 
They make the work tl\' fast, scarce leaviuL; time to speak. 



•niic I AiriiKi'i. I'AsioH. 



'7S 



will. 

Till.' inu-tiT, i^TcjitcT lliis (lav than tlii' la>l, 
Li'ft ^omc liaixU fret.' to i.kar a pici'f of '^loiiiitl ; 
AikI tlu'-c, with hiusli-liooUs, ()\-v two ac-io |)a>>^i'(l, 
Mai^iiii; ;^i>()il riddami' ot' what I'liish thcv f(Hiii(L 
'rhc'\ ihi'ii lilt (low 11 -oiiK.' poles aiul kiuid it loimil. 
T\\v familv, too. wcii.' hiis\ all this w hilc, 
l'^)1■ tlK'\ wtiT mo\i'(l with •^ratitiuk" proioiiiul 
To >how tlK'ir t lianktuliu-'S in main a Miiilr. 
Thfir happ\ faii. - do the lalioiiTs' hearts hcvMiilr. 

x \ I \' . 

The iiu'al-tiiiies pa-^ed with pleasure and sonic piollt; 
Xani^ht did oiiair to mar the haniioin . 
if there were whisk \ e\erv one kept oil it. 
And all confessed thev worked nioii' easih. 
Too olU'ii li(pior in the woods we stc, 
And much \ ile mischii'f is it apt to do 
When nei;^hl)ors come to hi'lp at Lo'j;^ m^-hee, 
( )r to assist each other at the plow . 
it ])leascs me to sec this practice hrokeii through. 

X X \' . 

The Connti\ would ha\e leason to rejoice 
li" not a drop were a^ a hc\ craL;'c n^L'tl, 
And 1 would not he slow to raise nu \oici' 
Till 'I'emperance priiici])les are more ditlused. 
I'or till-- h\' some folks j ma\ hi' ahiised. 
iUit w lure's the harm: 1 seek alone their '^ond, 
And cannot ln' h\ coiisciciu'i' wiTi exi'Used 
1 1' I relume m\ aid to stem llu' llo(i<i 
\\ liich drowns its thousniuU of our i-ommon hiothci hoo 



x\\ I. 

jiut to return: The work liad so well sped, 
.And the new house was so far on the wa\ 
I'oward compklion, that the familx's head 
Thought thev nii^hl sat"el\ mo\e that \er\ (la\, 
l>ut lirst en<|uired what there would he to pa\ r 
'I'he neiij,lihors smiled and ke]>t thi' secret close, 
.And wliat t!ie hill was none ihouj^ht lit to sa\ . 
I'or satisfaction '•"he must ask the /Aav.v.'' 
To tell who ///at was every one felt ciuitc at loss. 



.jr. 



TIIK I Al I III II. I' \-|(i|!. 



Is tills I'Mc^^i'iMliiiii : \\'iliu's>, iKtw, 
^ c f;ir !>;iil<\vi»i>(|viiiiii iniuh Iod (dt ln'lliil, 
Aiv vi' iiuliiiid lliiM- I iiliin's to (lis;i\ du .- 
()r will inv st,itiiiK-iiis he l'\ xmi (knii'ilr 
If not tlu'v st:iii(l for tiiitli liolh far and uidi', 
And \(iiii' t'\ani|)li' nia\ In' found ol" nsi- 
in Uadin'^ oilnas (iiiiiUh to di'iadt.' 
That llu'\ for i^noiaiuc liaxi- no (.'m use 
In this fidi^hlrnrd a'^i', \\ Inn K now li-d^f is dilfiist' 



\.\ \ II I. 

1 iici'd not nu'iilioii cwrv littU- lliiii'^- 
'IMial was rc'i|ulici! to maUi' llu' honsi- coinnli'tc. 
M\ Innnhk' M usr would now altniipl to sin<4' 
( )f suhji'cts whiih to hfi' arc fai' inoic swc'i't. 
Till' I'astoi- ha|)|)\ li\i'd in his ii'tii'at, 
i'lrai hin;4' on Sahhath, in a sihooj-liousi' near. 
I'lu'ii' many laini' who lould not t^ct a siat. 
And such laii^c audit'ncc did the I'asior clu-i'r. 
Who '-poki' to ihcin with /cal — toi tlic\ to him wiic d 

\ \ I x . 

1 may lie asked, " \\ hat was this uian's |)eisuasion? 
Was he a C'inirchman o|- a Methodist:'' 
I answer make withoni I lie least evasion, 
lie owned no "■ isni,'" nor \ ct " ite,'" nor '• isl." 
l>Mt if on I'urther kiiowlcd;4e \(Ui insist, 
1 onh sa\ tliat he wa^ ^lad to own 
The " I'lood-hoii.^ht TliroiiL; " w herc\ er tlic\ exist. 
Nor did he siiuple to k( ihis he known. 
The IliHi.l-; still the Source from which his creed was 



eai , 



(Haw n. 



X \ X. 

I'rom it he ;_;atlK'ied that e\ 'n two or lliree 
Afet in C'lirisfs name a C'!iiii--li f (iod di, make; 
'I'hat, when so met, the\ lia\^ .uli lihertv 
On each l.orcTs Day the IJread and Wine to take. 
All \ air. traditions the\ in this forsake, 
IJut <4et rich hlessini;- from the Kin<_;- of Kiiiui^s, 
And in tliat lonelx house neai Huron's Lake, 
The family enjo\c(l the Mi . whicli spi lute's 
From means well used, and these afresli each Sahl)ath 



liniiiTs. 



Till I Mini 11 r \> ii>i!. 



•77 



XXXI. 

Till.' six of wlmm I spoki' mhiu' |):il;c'>« l):i(k, 
Soilj^iit (.'iillv fi'llow >lii|) witli iIkiI -iiKill l>;mil. 
'I'lii'si- iif f^rcMt sdiiow IkiiI ili^|)l;i\ I'll 1111 I, Ilk, 
Anil now ;i» C'liristiaiis |)iil)llil\ tlii-y sImiuI. 
I'litn (.'liii--t's work lhf\ ;^i\i' i:n.li liiMit ami liainl; 
Ami i>m I'l tluiii lalk'ii l-ut!i, possi'ssid i,\' imaiis, 
KcM)I\i'il al mui' tu ■Ljivi' a |)i».'i'i.' of land 
( )ii wliiili to luiilil a I liapi'l, millet s\\itI siiih>; 
A \i.T\ LLiilral plai'i', ami luac Iwo iIitj) ra\in«.'s. 

\ \ \ 1 1 . 

Xor \va> this all; In.' j^asi' sonu' '4001I piiu' ln-c-s 
Anil otluT vi'i,iiisitc's to Idiilil till' plan-; 
'IMk' work lie kiu'w woiilil all ln' doiu l)\ •• IJi'i.s.'" 
At least lie thonL^lit that sm-h woiild ht' lla.- tasi'. 
TIk' friiiids the opjn xl iiiiit \- inihraci.' 
'I'd makr the inatti.T I'lilU know n al! round. 
Stroll'^ opposition tiu'\ had now to laii- 
l-'rom tlio-e w ill) ratluT would in -in he I'oiind, 
And sueh eared nothing- for the ;^loii(ius dnsprl sound. 



Xlll. 

The Ministvf proposi'd to wait awhile. 
Till this <rra\c' suhji'ct tould he wel! di^eussi'd. 
lie wislu'd that noiu- would ael from motives vile, 
I'or popularitv he did not lust, 
Ami in his I'^ither he eould always trust; 
Advised to scL'k (>od\ mind hv eanu'sl prayer, 
In ^eii"rosilv to he still iust ; 
Dv sueh means oidv eouid thev hope lo sliare 
(iod's eoiislant approhalioii and ills miaiilian t'are. 

\ \ \ I V . 

This prudent eoar-e eiisuri'd the ohjcet soimht. 
Some wlio oppo-ed did, 0I thi'ir own ac eord 
Propose assistanei', and with viijor w iouL!,ht 
To raise the humhie C'h.apel to the Lord. 
Dear ( iooDW ou 1 11 wielded skilfully the sword, 
Whieh hv (iod's hlessinj^- i^iereed into the souls 
Of those who came to hear the plain-taiinht Word, 
Whose ricli Truth, for Join's pk'asures lost, consoles. 
And cheers and strenj^theiis tho>e whose lusts it still controls. 



.7N 



'INK I Al Illl II I' \^ ri»l!. 



\ \ \ \ . 

TrulN it w ,1^ ;i lii\e'l\ "-ii^lil l<i --fc 
Till' ii|irllili;j i>f liijt |)I;U(.' « >.!" \\()i^lii|) |Mir(', 
Tliiii' w.is (lis|)l:i\ cd Illl .niiiniisi! \ , 
All >i'vnic(l ;it liiiiiH in pi.': firt ptMii' st (.-inf. 
Swcfl '^ii'-pi.'l sfiniiill^ litU'd Id ;illinc' 
'I'la- i'iriii;4 mhi^ ;iiii1 daiM^liti'is ul' iii;inKiiiil 
\\ I. ii- piriuluil that (la\, aiul I fi cl \i.r\ ^nu- 
ll was Illl "lijiiiil iiianV Ifadiii'^ ol" tlir Mind,"" 
liiit pri'acliin^' oi lliat -ml \\ liicii is for L;ii(id dfsiuiK'd. 

WW I. 

'riic iiuisit- \\ a> l)\ xiiiti's rich and rk'ar, 
TIr' \\ii!(U till' laii'^iiam.' of most ^laU'lnl licait--. 
All forniinL;' worship xoid ol" sl;i\ ish fcai'; 
Most ordfilv besides in all its pails, 
'l"houL;'h llu' perroriiKTs knew not iiukIi of ;n"ts 
( )n w hit'li sojM',.' ])ri(k' theinscK (.'^ in this our da\ ; 
\or was tlu' sin^'iiiLi" <1oik' 1)\' lits and stai'.s. 
As if (iod's sc'iA i(.'L' were hiit childish pla\. 
They knew llis I'^ve was on their seeret thoughts alwa\-, 

XX.WII, 

I must not fail to mention the chief thini; 
For wliieli all saints sli,)r,|(| meet on Sahhath ila\'; 
l)Ut Ih'st in\ Muse would hoklK' spread hvr w in^', 
J'or she could alwa\s on this suhjeel sta\. 
\'()ur kind indulgence, ivadei', I would ])ra\'. 
As this sweet topic is most dear to me. 
Most gracious Sa\ior, who for \uj didsl ])a\ 
Th}- precious Mood upon the cursed tiee. 
That I mi^'ht he redeemed fi'om sin and miserw 



.WW I [I. 

(jiant me Thy Spirit's aid w hile 1 attempt 
A true description ot" thv "Feast of Lo\c'.'" 
May I tVom e\ il motives he e\empl, 
Xor mciitiou au<jht but what T''ou wilt a])pro\e. 
Tliat small, dear family "l)orn iiv<m al)o\e," 
Just numlu'rin;^ tw e]\e, ar</Und the table meet. 
I*2ach one displa\s tne meekness of tl , love, 
And hopes to share a most delicious ticat 
In joininij^ tlius with fesus in Comnuniion sweet. 



TNI'; 1" A Mil I I I I' \-> n >i;. 



I7W 



\\\t\. 

And niiw the I*;i-,t(>i' tlifui'^lil it ri'_;-lit In Icil 
\\'li;il will' llii- pi iiiiipU'' I'll wliicli tliiv iiK-l; 
I'"<ir '^ii-Ml ini^ii j)])! rl u n-'h 'II in- iviuw Wfll 

I 'rr\ ;iilc'il :llil",|;l. ;il|(| -"IlK- IIH'll"-. Illill(|v |il--l.'l. 
ill.' tril-^tril 111) I'lir pir^i'lll wi'lllil I'lir^i'l 
TIkiI llu- pure' r>ll.k' w ii-- tiiiir I'liK 'jiiiili'. 
Tlirx li.id III) liiiin:iii -~\-~triii In :il'rl, 
\i)r WDiiliI iIkx 1i\ 1111111*^ in^iiiiHii!'- It tiuil. 
W'liat -.;i\ (Ir' Si. ripl III i.-^ ? iIk-^c ;ili)iii' ilu' (■;i'-r lUiuic. 

I Ic saiil, " \\ (.• iiu'il, (Kai" tViniil-. in Ii-~ii--' ikh'r-; 
l\\ his tiimiiiaiid whn >a\'-, ' RiDicnilur iin\ 
A'^ lie I'lT Us Sin-nlTi-rin^- I't'canii', 
It is hut ri^iil \\r shniild i il'i'dinil It. 
And '^ ), what wciKhDUs Idsi.' w <.- hfi\' do st'i.1 
To think \\ t' WW iiniti'd ah to least 
\\ itii K'sns in I lis ^lo; ions iiiaJL'st\. 
This is a maiAcl, and 'tis nuu-h iiurea-e-d 
Wlic-n \\c iftlrcl we are not woithv in tiie least. 

.\i.r. 

"Here at tills tahlc I n,i\v huinl)l\ stand 
I'pon a ))erilrt level witli the rest. 
We take the iJread and Wine at Je-n-' hand, 
lie halh these simple ILinhlfins truly Mest. '' 

Our lo\e to him In this .tel is expressed. 
And thou'_!,li we are ind.e.d a small, weak lloek. 
The Lord makes each, a liiij^hh, honored '^ik'M. 
On His Atonenieiit as our on!\ roek. 
We stand seeuix' mid-t ikm^er. nor fear any shock. 



XI. 1 1. 

"We do tliis everv First Day of the Week, 
IJecausc of old (Jod's pe(>])le (li<l the same; 
T'his all ma\ learn who \\ ii! takt- pains to s^ek 
The Word of Truth. All ar;j,nment- are laiiu- 
Men use ai^ainst it, and not Tree from 1)!ame. 
Can we, dear friends, reniemher Christ too oftenr 
Ah, no indeed I To saM' our souK he camel 
..And his \ ast Lo\ e to ns our hearts should sotteiu 
And plume the w iiiLjs of I^'itli, which we ma\ soar 



aloil oil. 



i.S< 



III I. I .\ I rill n, i'.\s loi;. 



.\ 1 . 1 11 . 

" Wf do not wish to liold llic- st-rvili' \ icws 
To \\ liici) too m.MU of (jodV children iI'hl;'. 
()h. \vh\ should L'hristi;ins in tliis \\;i\ rc-fusf 
\\'!i;it to tlic'ii" souls would su cctist fonifoil lniiinr 
• RciiicnilHr Ale'' should nuiki' our lose- to spiinM- 
LiUi- WMtcr ^^iishino- from ;i tounl;nn fk-iir. 
And tuiK our Ik-arts each time afi'csh to sinj^- 
'I'lic praise of Jcsus, and should make us rear 
Our 12heiic/cr hij^h as we to heaseii draw near. 

M.I\'. 

"Some ask us if we ha\e tlu' LonTs command 
I"or lireakin^' hread upon each Sahhalh da\ . 
We ask them in return, lia\e the\ at hand 
A plain hehest for aclin;^ in tluir -cay': 
It" such the\ have let them witliout delav 
Spread \\ ide the fact and let the truth he know n. 
I should ha\e iiothinti; further then to sa\', 
Except m\ error tliankfullv to o\\ n. 
But iViends, as vet none ever ha\ e such precejjt shown. 



" Sup])ose there were near hv a Hock of sheep 
Whose sad, L';aunt looks hespoke the pasture hare, 
While lhe\ have left scarce stren<4th enough to creep, 
l''rom Ha\ in;4" lacked too lon^- L^ood food and care. 
Suppose that these were hroULi'ht to pasture fair. 
The ii^ate of wliicji was opened w ide to them. 
\\ Ould the\ wait lor coinmaiul to cuter tlierer 
In truth I think not, and can riL^hlh claim 
hat we in doini;' this incur not aiu hlame." 



XI. \i. 

This said, he read aloud the Savior's words, 
I'tteied that solemn ni^ht liefoie Ik died. 
I )eep, soul-toned lannuaije wliicli (piite well accords 
With his threat sufferini^s for his hlood-hou_L;lit luide. 
( ), let not anv this ])lam feast deride; 
There ne'er was Ordinance appointed \ et 
'I'hat has more comfort to the Saints supplied. 
"I'is calculated to make them forLjet 
Their sorrow s when the\ \ iew Christ's death and hloodv sweat. 



tllK FAITflltr, I'ASTOK. 



\1.\ 11. 



And 



iiKi now ino^t u;r;iti'fiil thanks arc offcivd up, 
TIk.' IJnad i> lnoki', ami all in ^ili'mc (.at. 
Tluii in liUi' ninnni.r tlitv partak;' tlic L'up, 
In tlUuw ship tlif\ sit at Jfsns'' t\\\. 
And take from his dt-ar hands rctrcshnK'Ht sweet. 
This done-, collcftioii tor tin- Saints is madt-. 
And nf\t piaisf rises to the '• Mere\ .Seat." 
I'loni ii<^ht <^"la<l heaits and unfeigned lips 'tis p; id; 
The iiieetin<^ closes-and eaili kind farewell is said. 



i8i 



^ et this day's joxous ser\ itt' was not o\'i-; 
Some met at ni<;ht with ( i( iodw oi; i iTs lainiU, 
And there t(»n'ether searched the hidden store 
Of l»il>le truth, the jjrayei of I'^iith the ke\ 
I'hat did uiiloek each wondrous m\st(.'i\. 
All were inxiti'd, na\ were ])ressi-d to spt'ak, 
.Xnd show the liyht which (lod L;a\c them to see. 
This course si'iveil wi'll to stien!^then w hat was weak, 
.And all K'ariied imicli who nuekK win- inclined to siek. 



Nor was pure praise nej^lected at this lime: 
All were well pleased w ith that da\'s exercisi'. 
And fi"eel\' joined in Zion's son^s suhlime, 
Thus pouring' forth their cxeniui^- sacrilice. 
This did hut strengthen pre-e\istiii;.;- ties, 
VVhile warmer l;i"cw their hearts in Love's soft 1 
\l nine o'clock rehutantl\ the\ rise. 
To part at last with cordial shake of hands. 
More fitted ft)r the coming da\, with its demands. 



ands 



I offer the above as a fair sample 
Of this small Church's worship on First Davs, 
And should he ini^hly pleased if their example 
Had on our minds an iiiHuence alwa\s. 
Their love and zeal are worth\- of all praise, 
Thouj^h all they have or are is of (iod's yiacc. 
His love to them they view with deep amaze, 
And trust ere lonj^- to see him face to face 
In heavenl\ ReL^ious — His own happ\ Dwelling;- IMace. 

13 



iS2 I III; 1 \i I III ( I. i'.\> I OK. 



I.I. 

To sp.iri' till' I<».;i(l(.T risk uf loiit^ dij^ivs^ioii, 
And kcrp williiii jii^t lioiiiids m\ liiiinl)lc talc, 
I iiiiw ill ordiT '^\\c ( ioi >i)U oi; I iiV protl'ssioii 
'I'hat noiK' to iiii(k'i stand liis \ii.\\> ina\ tan. 
Aijaiust tlu'st' \ i(.\\> sunu' nun no d(>ul)l v. M rail, 
IJut let such take tin- IJiMi.' in their hands. 
And with Tiiitirs \\ea])i>ns oiiU them assail, 
ritix the iinjxtrtaiue of the thiiiiLr demands, 
I'ur 1>\ till' Truth alone his doetrine falls or stamls. 

I. II. 

On Scri])tiiral j^rounds of e\erv Sinnef's hope 
He held no \vaverin<4 views, for 'I'rutli shone elear 
Into his soul, and .ii'a\e him power to cope 
Witii ICrroi''s darkest forms, lie had no tear 
( )l' man hefori' his i\ e^. The spitil'ul snier 
( )!" Aiilinomiaiis and proud Piiaiisees 
Disturhed him not, sa\e to lail forth a tear 
I''rom heartfelt pit \ for the vai^aries 
( )f their perverted jud^nients touching; (iod's decrees, 

I. III. 

lie held, then, that tlu' Lord, who sees the end 
I'rom the he^innin;,;, did of his o\\ n pure ijrace 
C'lioose some with liim l^ternitN to spend, 
from 'mon;4st the millions of our talleii lace, 
Deteiinined all such should hehold his faci' 
in peace at last, m spite of Hell and sin. 
These would in time his (>os])el Truth emhrace, 
Or die incapahle for i'aitli within. 
Thus did hi' \ iew tlu' triumphs of (Iod's ( irace he^in. 

i.i\ . 

He saw (io(Ts Lo\e — Superlative, Mternal, 
(iradualK unfold the mysterv 
'To Man, wiio 1)\ Satanic schemes internal, 
Had falTn from happiness to miserv . 
And he 1)\ Faith's keen e\ e could clearlv see ' 
Its full de\ elojiment when Jesus came 
'The sinner's Suret\ and l)est I'^riend to he; 
Who ''•bore the Cross and still despised the Shame," 
\or shrank from (jod's just wrath- a liercely Imrninij flame. 



I!IK !• \ I III!' I r. I' \S I <>!!. 



I.V. 

Chri^t'^ glorious U r-urii'ttion tim. lu' n;i\\ 
'I'd hi.' (ioil's stamp of a|)i)r(>liat ioii ^iiat 
Oil llial v'rariKiis work \vlii< h lii^ jiis| Law 
J'"iilHilc(l — a '41111111(1 of liopi' i.iiinmt.'11-iiratc' 
To man's mvat lu'i'd-- in (.'Xi-iv a'^c and stair. 
These liiiths so lilkd his waini and ^'cniToiis sonl 
That he on thiaii wmild oft expaliatr 
I'litil his iVilinijs sLcnu-d liexond I'ontrol; 
And this seiini'd attention fi'oni his hearers ail. 

i.\ I. 

Of man's iVee will he had not aii\ doiihl; 
\'et he as mneh helie\ed the deelaiation 
Of (jod'sowii Word — u hieh sdiiie men dare to tlont- 
That man's heait i-. in e\er\ rank and station, 
" Always deeeitt'ni."" tilled with profanation. 
"And despai'ateh wicked." This nom know 
IJnt (iod, who ha- ])i()\idi(l expiation. 
And si'iit his lioK Spirit down to show 
These taets to sinnei- dead, and on tlieiii Life hestow. 

l.\ II. 

On tliKil persi'x eraiiee of all Saints 
He took the hi^liest stand w hieh man eaii take. 
And found in it a halm foi' most comp'aints 
Of Christian sonK, to sfn-e of sin awake. 
This i^-loiions truth to him would often make 
Lii^ht shine in darkness and dispi'j his tear; 
Oft led him to endure tor |i'sus' sake 
Loss of heloved ohiects, and appear 
An e\er hapjiy man, 'midst prospects <hirk and drear. 



i.\ III. 

Besides the views 1 lia\e ahi'adv ij^ixen 
He held it ri^ht that Christians all should use 
The talents the\- possess as i^ifts from hea\en. 
Nej^lect of this admi'is of no e\cus<,>. 
Though there are times w hen men their ^ifts ahuse. 
As menihers of the Church all ha\e their place, 
And none wi'U taught of (Jod should e'l-r refuse 
To aid His cause accordiin;' to the (iracj 
Received since the\' were led SaUation to emhrace. 



IS, 



iiii'; I Mini' II. i'.\v i(iit. 



r.ix. 

I'or |)t-;urful nilf mimI lurdfiil ilistiplini-, 
IK' IkM tli:it I'luinlus should lall two ui' iiinii- 
( )f iiuinl>rrv, wlm will (|ii;ilili((l hail lu'iii. 
As lOldiTs, h\ (iod's Spiril Id uatih oVt 
Till' lldik of Christ: nu'ii skilK-d in IJihif joif, 
And "ai)! |i> trail); not iinviirs, Imi muIi 
As ha\i.' siin scr\ ifo in ihi' 'Pnith. .md Imii' 
(ii)O(l tliaraitfis hi (.oininii Christians nnuh,"'' 
I'^or i>id\ nun likr thisi' should ihat hii^li otliii' toiuh. 

l,\. 

Two or inori' Deacons thi'\ should also tall. 
Who h\ the Sriiptnrc ink' aw (|nalitit.(l 
To kvv]) the- C'liuiiirs funds, and still lu'lp all 
Who ina\ h\ po\rrt\ hi- soreh tried. 
1)\ suih anan;.;i'nii-nls C'hiinlu's should ahidr, 
li' tlu\ woiiM faithful pio\i- unio tlu' I.ord. 
W f lia\i' no ri^^hl to si't his Laws asidi-; 
Siii'h ron<hiit i^ h\ our (>ri-at lli-ad ahhoirid, 
And doi's with our piofission \i'r\ ill aiiord. 

I . \ I . 

.\s tills C'IhiiiIi was hut \ouni;' it was deiMm'd Itest 
'I'hat tlu'\ should, as thiir pastor, iiim relain. 
lie thanked them much for coiitldenee expressed, 
.\n(i hoped it would not tend to make him \ain. 
He thought it rit^ht his \ !ew s thus to explain, 
.\iid trusted tlii\ would ,ui\e them due attention. 
Should his poor lifi- hi' spared he would remain 
And lahor hard to keep thini from decL-nsioii, 
Tlioui^h of their tailing; off he had no apprehension. 



I, Nil. 

The Sahn"\' question next eame on the hoard. 
What should tlie amount lie, how or wheiue ohtained 
"^J'he Church itself eould not the means allord; 
Perhaps some others mi^ht assistance lend — 
litit would the pastor such a course commend? 
Had the\ consulted him at first thev would 
Have found thev had no cause to apprehend 
A lack of means to ser\e intentions <;()od ; 
He wished to lahor freelv for Christ's hrotherhood. 



TIIK 1 Airill I I. I'AsruK. 



,85 



I. Mil. 

III.' jikI his fainiU nii'iUd tlun no aid 
l".\ii'|)t w li;i' lU'w-ioiiU' SitlKis mi^lit r(.'(|iiii i'. 
And (iJiliLjatiiiii was iipoii iiini laid 
I't) sc't-k thf i^ood (>r souls tioni nii>ti\c^ iii^lu'i" 
Tliaii worldU i^aiii. lli-tnislrd his dc'siit.- 
\\ as that thi' (iospil niij^ht \^c Uw to all. 
What Christ iiad doiu' for him his /x-a\ would liic. 
And luakt.' him lariicst in tlu' simur's rail; 
Thns j^JadK would hi.' t'orwaid |)ii's-, toward thi' ,l;<';i1. 

i.\i \ , 

Now li't not Christians who from him max dilllr 
Sn])|)osi' this nian t,'ould no i"orln.'aranc'i' siiow. 
It was iiis w i-h to hi- in nothing stiffiT 
I'han Truth i"L'(|nin.'d. w hirh ( iod li'd him to know. 
l''ri>m hnniini ri't't'ds his conscit.'n(.'i' sai<l •'withdraw ! "' 
To stand h\ such ail\ icf he was (.-ontcnt. 
To IMiarisaif pride- hv was a tof. 
And to 'aui^'odlint'ss wlu'ic'ir 1r- wint, 
W'hik' to piomotc trut' I.oxc liiv ^ij'ts and tiiiif were spt'ut. 

M \- Must' aLjain ol' tcmpoiai things would snl^, 
An<l 1 lur mandatt' hasten to olu'\. 
I'pon ail farms thcix-'s work enough in Spring, 
And ( jooDW 01; Ill's pc'opk- were not nsi'<i to pla\. 
'Tis true their farm was sniail, \ et day 1)\ da\ 
l'he\ pleiitx found to oceup\ their time; 
That ])ateh of i^found the lahor would rrpa\'. 
As for i^ood crops, 'twas in condition primi-: 
Such the\' all hoped to laise in that line fruitful clime. 

i.w I. 



.V/v acres still la\ ri^hl hehind thi' /•.•(>; 
Douhlless it had an Indian clearance heeii. 
This needs not much to til it for the plow, 
So thev of hrusli and ruhhish rid it ileaii. 
And broke it up. Then a rail fence was seen 
Most speedilv to compass it around. 
Soon sprinij wheat sown was lookin^^ lirij^htly ureeii, 
While in the i^ardeii useful plants were found, 
And tliese tjjood prospects made the tamilv's jovs abound. 



isn 



Tin; I All 111 t I I' \s loit. 



f.WII. 

'I'lu-ir \'\w st(>(.k \\ :is not I;ir;r^., \ ^.| tln-^ |)»»>.si>s^i-(I 

Tww milking luus. ;iiul \c>ki.- (if nxcii viioii',;, 

SuiiK' Imki". -, Ihp'4-., ;!ii(I |).>iilti\ 111" ilir hi'si. 

'riu'>t' ;ili \\L\\- liiMi'^ht cri' tlu'\ IkkI lnvii tliriv Inii;^. 

I''"'!' IIiK'st li>li tlii'v toiild not Will ^(1 widiin'; 

Tlir l.iki- vupplird :ill that tlii\ w islu'd to -^i-t. 

In ^niall (.aiioi' tlu\ otU'ii ^aili'd alon;4 

Thr ^idr of lo\(.'l\ isles and cast tluir lu-t, 

( )r lislii-d with lini- till i^loiioiis So| had nc'arU s^t. 

I . \ \ 111. 

Sonuliini's a di-i'i wonid vi'iitmr near fiion'^h 
To run ihr risk of catrhiii'^ Ininps of lead. 
And this Will diissfd wa- no uiisa\or\ stuff 
With w hirh to lu'lp a nii'al of w hrattii hiiad. 
( )l hears and woUts tlic\ wiiral liis( in dread, 
I5nt soon I'oniid out tluTc w a^ no caiisi' for tear; 
l'"or it siieii taiiu' and nioilai showed iiis hea<l, 
'I'hey soon ran off \\ ith a tine coward's leer. 
\\ hit h made it s(,'eni surpiisin^ ihe\ should eonie so near. 

I . \i x . 

To clear a^anist the I'all, the sons marked oiif 
Ten at-ris of the woods well tilled with trees. 
Such woik ie<|uired stion'j aims and coin-a^e stout. 
And lliose yonn-- men conld ri^htU hoast of tlie>e. 
The\ now with williii'^ hands their axes sei/e 
And pu-!i the wnvk fioin carl\ nioin till ni^ht. 
I.oud sound the strokt-. lill each ltra\c woodman sees 
The trees lu"4"in to tremhle in their siirht. 
And soon with thnnderinij;- sound npon the ground alight, 

i.xx. 



The chopper's life is not a life of ease — 
And yet to thost> who nnderstand it well 
There's mnch ahont it that doth tend to please 
Their w arm, stroii'4- minds, as the\ such monsters fell. 
1 have oft stood ;is if honnd hv a spell, 
W hen some hn^e i^iant swaved aw hile in air. 
And then with crasli iremendous shook the dell. 
While cows from frii^ht wonld scamper here and there. 
But soon retnrn to hiow se its top for lack of fare. 



rilK lAllllll I. I'AMitU. 187 



I \ \l. 



W'h'iU' lliii^i.' in wuimI^ wirr l>ii-il\ rm|)li>\iii 
S\\ iii'^iii;^ tlu'ii ;i\i-s in tnu wi'rkni.nt >t\K', 
'I'lii'ir ^isiiTs ni;itl\ (lii>--i'il ;is nuicli inj<>\i'(i 
Tlu' j^^ndi'M work, (piiti' i-lu'iii'd 1>\ NalMii''-< -luilr. 
Liylitrnin^' tluMi" hilmr \sitli ^\'. i.rl son'j;^ llu' wliili-, 
'I'Ik-\ Irnini'd tlu- diffiriiit planis \\U\\ -^kilithi liand- 
..\ picasinu' ta>U \\c[\ littiil to lu-nili' 
Siifh ini>dt'>l, ;4(.'nlK- '^irU. \\\u> in L<'\iV liand- 
W'lii' Imnnd t(»mtlui , t Inis ulux in^; ( >i>d\ ( nnnnands. 



i.\ \ii. 



'I'lu'ir ^^aidiaii'i --isill wasiiot alunt- i imlinrd 
'I'd what was wanted fi>r tlu'ir Inidiiv ni'i'ds. 
I!\ natini' tan^lit, laili had a la-U'ful mind. 
And this w as show n h\ phnitin;^ llnw i r s».>t(ls. 
Thfsi' li\ sonic folks :\\{- looki'd ii|)on as wi'iiU, 
And thiivfoiL' iisfkss not t'fn worth a straw I 
l''roni such i-oaisc sonls I do not look for deeds 
Which, in swi'ct aspi^ct, do our naturi' slmw ; 
1 en\ \' not their tastt' nor all the\ chanie to know. 



I . \ \ 1 1 1 



I lo\e to look on ilowcis. '|'lie\ to my sonl 
Sinccrest pleasure and sweet pcaci- still hrin^; 
Their \ aiied tharms can \sondrously control 
M\ tionhled spirit - smartiii'4 from the stiuL^' 
Of lold nenU'ct and sad, cruslied liopes. whence spiin^C 
Manx sore trials to tlie sons of men. 
I, niidsl mv llow ers, can teel myself a kini;. 
Nor en\ \ much the rich and miL;ht\ tlu'n. 
With all their pomp and pride, or j^oij^eous tra|)pin^s \aiii. 



I , \ \ I \ 



.Xiid those fair damsels always loxed to \ it-w 
Sweet tulips, pinks, and daisies' charms unfold. 
The peonv's hlush, the lovely rose's hue. 
And woodbine's blossoms — lilies like ]Mire Ljold. 
Ali these, and more, were pleasant to behold, 
.Vnd well repaid them for their tVeciuent toil. 
Their plants throve well in that rich, deep, black mold, 
And thouo^h the work did their nice lin,<^ers soil. 
It kept them ever free from this poor world's ti'rmoil. 



iSS 



TIIK lAIIirFri, I'ASIOH. 



I.XW . 

Till' scttUis iduikI tu'luld with miii'li siirpri-^c 
I'lu' iii';it-kf])t L(;ir<kn in -ui'h IiiMutv si-i'n. 
And oft tlu'\ Idoknl with i;illu'f loiij^iiij; i'\i>> 
I ])<)n till' Hdwcts !)».•( Iicki'd in glorious slu-c-n. 
Sunu'timi's :i youth upon the t\-ucc would U-mu 
And wMttli with <Uu- rcspirt thi' sistris fair; 
Thill iinxious ;isk wh.tt this ;ind that couM inc';ni. 
Or iianirs of ))hnits uliith si'i-nu'd to hint -o raif. 
I)oiil)tIi» it w a'- to >c'i' tlu- niaidiiis hi' lanu' thiit'. 

I . \ \ \ I . 

( )f this I I'ould not speak with i-rrt*aiiit \ ; 
Hut mutual Muslims, looks sij^rniilt;i|,t, 
Air MTV apt to till ^tian;4i' tales to iiii'. 
I once was youn;4', so \ ou will thifi'foii- j^iant 
I sliould know something'' of w hat souths still \vanl 
Whin thi\ to such sweet '^\r\- quite liasht"ul come. 
And utter words as if their stock was si-ant. 
Well, 'tis hut natural, and 1 would he mum; 
Of lilies thus sought and L,''ained 'twere hard to tell the ^um. 

i.w \ti. 

Ol'ti'u till' parent-, in theii' Ma-ter"s spirit. 
Would link-aiined lake a pleasant walk at e\e 
i'o \ isit neitihhors, and thus s^'^k to merit 
'I'hat just rewar<l which faithful Saints receive 
i'lom Jesus C'hiist, who nixir will deceixc 
Thosi' working well lor him. The\ therefore went 
(iladly each '.urdened conscience to relii'\ e. 
And those assist who weie 1>\ sickness spent, 
Oi' tell to all the messai^e which theii- ( iod had sent. 



I.XW 111. 

Oi oni' oi thisi' oci'asjons the\ ln'canu' 
Ac(piainted with a voiith to hed coiitiui-d. 
i'lom eaii\ ihildhood he was aU\a\s lami'. 
And tor a \eai- or two had hieii tpiite hlind. 
llis manni'is were most gentle, and his mind 
With luinian knowledge seemed to he well stored. 
Now these dear people made eiupiir\ kind. 
If he had in atlliction sought the Lord, 
Or ever <raine(l true comfort from his Sacred W'ord. 



Tin; lAiniiri- pasioh. 



189 



I \ \ I \. 

To tlu-iii :il lli-i he III) ii'pU w.Mild i;i\i', 
W\ •'I'liiU'd ;il)snrl)r(l ill llicmj^lil, ;iii(l IrmmmI .1 »i;4'li. 
At last 111' said. *• I al\va\s aiiiuil In li\f 
So that I iK'i'd not fiar wIr'ii luuuj^iit to dii'. 
I fi'i'l at |)iV«-i'iit that m\ iiid i> iii^h 
And should nut vaw c'\ 'n iinw if I wi'iv dead. 
I poll m\ lilaimli'ss life I can w\\ , 
Nor look foi Jianii to fall 011 Ljuiltli'ss hiMd. 
A puriT liff than iiiiiR' no mortal mcr Ifd." 

I . X X N . 

"Mv dear \ounj^ friend, " thi' I'astor swiiiU sjiid, 
"Did \onro\\n coiisiii'iui.' iiexfi w liispti- \(iu 
That hope like this to riii;i al\sa\s led: 
It" not, Ut nie now tell \ on it is trnel 
I''or nolle iiia\ hope the taee of (iod to view 
In peaei- miles, llu'ir sins are wasluil a\\a\ 
liy Jesiis' hlood. Our dean-st Savioi llew 
On wiii'^s ot" Mere\ man's worst foes to sla\, 
And open wide the 'nates to e\ erlastiii'Lj da\ I" 

I.XXXI. 

lie asked iiim then if hi' miL;ht read alond 
A poition of (iod's Word, and offer pra\cr. 
The \onth eoiisented, feelin;^ iimeh li-s, pioiid 
Than when these Christians liist had I'liteied tiiere. 
( JooDWou rii three chapters* read with ^natest care, 
Three w hieh at lenL;th dwell on I hi' siimer's st;ite, 
And then hv plaiiu'st speech made him aware 
llow 111' mi>4ht hest escape a sin-cnised fate, 
IJe rccoivik'd to ( iod, and I'omim^' (ilor\ wait. 

I . X X X II . 

The poor ])lind lad had iie\ er heard hefore 
The wonders whicli those chapters do reveal. 
Sell-riLClitoousness he ne'er could think of more. 
For sense of ^niilt he now hei^an to fei'l. 
This roiisi'd u]) fears he i-ould not wi'll coiu'eal. 
And made him anxious those two friends should pi:i\. 
The Pastor made to him one more appeal, 
Tlien supplicated < lod without <lela\ 
That ( J race inij^ht be siu'd forth to lead him in tlie wav. 

* Tile 31I, (tl-., and -,t\\ hapters of Koniaiis. 



190 



TIIK I- Airilll'I, l•A^T()K. 



I.W Mil. 

Now liitUi' ti';!!'. \]n\\ iVum llio^i- sinlitk'-N orlis. 
As li,L;'lit ImimU- ill upDii his (hn Isit soul, 
I'l'ospL'it of (k';itli his \\ itti hfd thoiij^hts ;ihs(>rhs. 
And m;iUc-s him wish thai he could l>;icl< ii\all 
'I'hosf farl\ xrais w hiili ilid so llcctlx roll, 
lUfoii' hf lost his 1r;iUIi and pivcioiis sij^lu ; 
I'oi no dicatl \isioiis then did liini a])pal, 
\or was he wont to tri'inltli.' tVoni affri^lit. 
()h, tliat hr hail Init solI^■ht Sal\ati<iii with his mi;,;ht I 

i.\ \ \ I \'. 

( )ur two iViind.- told him |)laiii 'twas not too lalt'; 
Sufli hui'diiK'd souls the Savior had invited. 
lloweMT hiack their crimes, ho\\e\er L;rc'al 
'I'heir mad it'liellion ; e\ 'n il" tlux had slighted 
I'his Mi'ans of (irace -without w liiih man's heiii^htt-d 
111' hids thciii comi' to him and liiid sweel ii-st. 
Those' who havi' thus oi)e\e<l lia\c' heeii (leli<j;lited 
With liis lii^lit \iikt-, and (tt'teii have expti-ssid 
'riu'ir sfiise ol" su(-h '^reat ^oodiu'-s, iet-liiiL; tiiiU liKst. 

I.W \\ . 

This ^()0(l instruction had the in'st etfict. 
And as he seenu'd composed the tViends jjiipaie 
To start for home, nor in the least susj)ect 
liow (piick tile time had lied whilst tlie\ were there. 
'i'hi-\ hadi' *•• ^ood lULihl " and left him in the care 
Of their Kind l''atlier, who had hid them ^o; 
And in their iouniex throu^^h thi' woods tiie\ shaie 
Sweet coiuiTse and true jo\ in constant How, 
.\iid leach their in'at Iol^- house L'onliait atVesli to know. 



I \\x\ I. 

The soils and dau<;hti'is i^reeted their return 
With pleasant smiles, then with respect en(|uiri(l 
What led to their detention, and now Inirn 
To know the cause the\ look so sad and tired. 
The parents, nothiu;^ lotli, uave as desired 
A luief account how thev 'd heeii emplo\ed; 
Ami this once more t'ull confidence inspired 
While each tlie trulv ):)leasini^ Ihoui^ht enjoved. 
That one soul less would he Iw .Satan's power destro\e(l. 



Till-: I .\n 111 LI. ^.\^^^()l{. 



191 



I.WWII. 

Aioiiiiil llir f:iinil\ Altar lUAt tiK\ iiiri't 
'1"(> \\i)r-,|ii|) (i()(| li\ it'ailiiiL;. pravii ami jjiaisi', 
Wliiih ail a'^i't'iui liki- riilK->t iiuciisc --wi'i'l 
nt'tuii' till- tinoiir <>t" llim wlm '^iiidi-- lliiii \\a\>. 
SiiirU I'li'^ht Aiim'K iiii^iit (Irli'^lil til Li'azf 
I ptin tlii- l)a])|)\ I'aniilx at ^iich tiini'. 
And fri'l tli()>t' C'lnistiaii-- lit 1<i join in Ia\v 
That thc\ ail' wont ti' ^iii'4 in luaxrnh rliini.-; 
In laptnions (ii.'\()tiiiii to tluir KinL; -uhlinii'. 

i.\ \ \ \ III. 

If e'er a t;linip^t' i>f luaviai i-- liad ln.'!i>\\. 
If tlu'ic is an^lit of I)li--s upon this llartli. 
.\ fair.ilx liki- tlii^ it ln'st ran show. 
I'or tlu'\ lU'c'd not the \\ midlin'^'s iioi^tii ous mirth; 
And \ ft 'if sorial ft't-lin-,; thrie-'-- nodi'arth. 
I'.aih docs (.-njox trnc ])i.\k(.' and ha])piu(.sv,. 
Which, ri'^lith \aliifd, in tlu-ir tnni 'j;\w hiilli 
To nohlc <lri.'ds dc'si'^iud niaidxind to l>K-s. 
To strcn^^thfii what is ri^ht. an<l what is w lon'^ i\-dii'ss. 

I A \ \i \. 

I wonld not undc'iv ahu' C'hinx'.i (.■onmrtloii, 
I'or 'tis of (JodV appoiii'iiiLnt. and should shi \\ 
ri'iR' Chiisiian piiiu'ipk's in innih pi-rltrlion, 
And he till' s\\ fftcst hond of' all In-low. 
IJiit oh, it happens, I too trnl\ know, 
Thc'fi.- is mixed witii it so nnuh w oildliness. 
So inan\ nunihcrs to \ilc' Mammon how. 
That m\ poor soul iv tilled with s(.rc distress. 
And scaiei' date hope the Lofd will such eomiection hie- 



xc. 

I nder th'-se cii eimisianccs I with othiTs 
Await most an\iousI\ that dav's appearin<.',. 
When K'sus Clnist will widi his chosen Itrotheis 
I)".\ell in sw cet fellowshi]) and low endearing:;'. 
The hope ot' tiiis should alwa\s he most eheeriiiL;' 
To e\erv Christian of eaeh state and name: 
And make them ]:)atient heat" with the nide jeering- 
Of those who !o\ e to yloiN in tiieir shanu-; 
Who for their soul's perdition are alone to hlame. 



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TllK I AriMKlI, I'ASTOK. 



XCI. 

This liDpr was deal' ip(lfi'(l to (ifioDWoi! ill's IilmiI, 
And madi' liini feci a \i.-v\ str<>n>^ (k'siiv 
Kinlil Know l(.'d'4c- on all sulijccts to impart, 
And n>c hut propel' means tiiic zeal to tire. 
lie wislied not that his heaieis should admire 
His humlile tt'aehin<^, hut the truths he taui^ht, 
And tried to show them how the\ could aecpiiie 

riu- power to jud'L,a' all suhjeets which were hiouLih? 
netore their minds, as the\ with n'ood or ill were fiau^hl. 

Xc II. 

I nder >-uch teaching- this small Church hecame 
An humhle, (.lu'eiful, hap])\ , loxiuin' IJand. 
While tiie\ 1>\ industr\ their w ild lands taint-, 
They did not ott neglect to lend a hand 
To him w ho thus on Scripture tool, his stand. 
Their conduct and profession hoth a^ree. 
And ever\ instance ot" (jodV iroodness fanned 
Love's flame, and madi' it hurn more sttadilv ; 
l•^»r which thev praised the Lord with LCreat -inceritx. 

Mill. 

Amongst their numln'r there was poor McKan, 

\\'(.akl\ in ho(l\ hut \ I'l iirm in mind. 

I lis iiKaus were small when he at tlist he^an 

To clear as wild a hush farm as xoii'll find. 

Th.' nei^hhor^ round had all to Inin heen kind, 
Feelill^• much pit\ for his famiU ; 
I'^or he, though toiling hard, had run hehind 
In ])a\ ineiil for his lot, and sdou mii^ht hi' 
\\ ith those dependant on him liroui^ht to miser\ . 



\i I \'. 

While ci'itain luiii stared iiim in the lace, 
111' fi'lt he'd rather die than Iicl; from fViinds; 
And so pii'pared to saiiilici' his plate- 
Persuaded tlial tlie Loid wouhl maki' auK'inls. 
The Pastor hears his case and straight attends 
L))on him at his house with wish to know 
I'he full particulars, and ^ladl\ lends 
An ear attentive to his tale of woe; 
How the stern creditor would no more merc\- show. 



I UK lAIIIII I I. I'AMOK. 



•V,^ 



IIi-~ I ;l-~t' \s ;l^ lli)t il ^olilarv nlU'. 

I'll! ni:m\ liml w lu'ii tlux li;i\i' toilt'd tor \i;ii'^. 

I"li:(t ^\\(.is ll<'])i> l(.';i\i.s tliiin w Ik'H tlicii '-lu'ii<4lli i^ ;4<>iu-; 
W'liiili !i'U tlu'ir futiiit' witii .ihiniiiiv^ tl;ir'^. 
And iKitliiiiLi' for tlu'in l>iit (li-^-pair ;i))|)i';m>I 
(), \\h\ is this"- lliivi' iIk\ inipriKk'nt ln-i-nr 
Or li;is t^rcMt sitUiii'ss sunk tluin in :Mri-;Ms: 
I\'rh:i|)s it n);i\ l>i' lliisi'; and \ i-t I u (.•(.• n 
Anotlii'i lausc c)l" iKinhii.' in;i\ l>f ilr;n l\ sci>n. 

\i \ I. 

I'liat (.ansc i> tliis; ( )iir ( ioM-rnnuMit tli(pui,4u lit 

To sfll tlu'ir land at tar too liiiili a ratf. 
And thosi' wlio lioiiLcIit lhoii<4lit tlux touid pas lor it 
Within thr tinu-, uliiili would ]>c sonuthiniL; ^ri'at. 
It" fonnuon-si'nsi- had ihainid to liid lluin wait, 
'rhf\ niostl\ liad an answer ilosf at hand: 
" Mt'ii whom tlu'\ knew had hitti'ri'd niiiih thi'ir stati' 
li\ hn\in<^ on k>n;4 tiint.' tlial wild Inish land. 
And now as ahli' tarnii-rs 'nioni^st their fellows >laiid/' 



\i \ II. 

liv pinrhin;^ work the\ raise the first installment 
I-'or lot on whieh the\ elaini prt'-emplion ri^ht. 
And from that time the\ iind complete enthralment, 
As with Ad\ersit\ the\ constant tii^^ht. 
Where 's now fhi' prosjiect w iiich was once so hrij^ht r 
'' \ot (piite all ^one," ma\ some poor settler sa\ . 
IJnt health is l)roken, and no more delii^ht 
[■"ills their parental hearts trom da\ to da\. 
While each succeeding' month adds something- more to pa\, 

\ ex III. 

I'ntil at last the time allowed has fled. 
More time is granted, hut alas, in \aiiil 
With aches and pains the\ now are neaiK dead. 
Such helj) as the\ re(|uire thev can 't obtain; 
And \ et perhaps of fortune thev complain, 
Or lilame the friends whose "luck"' has led them out there, 
liut from such course 'tis hetter to retVain; 
I'^or, had the\ heen still srrz-(i///s, with i\\w care 
'i'hes mijj^ht ha\e houLcht j^ood farms and had some cash to 
spare. 



'91 



I in. I .\r nil I I. i- astok. 



XL i.\. 

Just so it \v;is with th;it poor C'hiisti;Mi liiotlur. 
And this ;it oiu\' the I'jisior fK-arl\ s.iu ; 
N't.1 li;i(l no w i-h mi liastr to jiidm' ;nioth(.r, 
iJut tl'h inilincd |)Uiv L'liarilv to show. 
'I'lii'M, having Icariad all he now wislud to know, 
IJonU' lu' iilurne'fl and sought his l'"at!R'r's tar. 
I'roni his tiill lu'ait stron;4 s ippiiiations flow, 
W'liiih i<.-asr not till lu' si^ts his dut\ clear. 
And '^ains fresh lulp tioni ( iod his hii'thrin's hi'arts to ehetr, 



He next t!.e inattif told to his dear wife, 
l-'or siu' was w isL' and often coidd sUL^^est 
What w a- most useful in affairs of' life, 
W'hiih made hi'r i-onust-l hi' in mueii ri'(pust, 
I lei mind to him s|u' frieU then eNpris^^'d, 
And mentioned what s|u' heard theda\ helori' — 
Now hrotlu'i- LiUh, who was o|" friends the hest. 
Would taUi' tlu' farm and willini;l\ t^ive mole 
Thau would tlu' C'ledilor, it lhe\ the land restore. 

el. 

( i()(U)\v ()i! Ill lu'ard t his, then spoke to Lut ii alone — 
Told him (piite |i,ainl\ how the mattti stood, 
\'ct not in hai sh, authoritativ e tone, 
l>ut meekl\,as more likeh to do _n<><>d. 
I»\ this he showed regard tor hrotherhood. 
And led I, nth eandidlv to spi'ak his muid. 
'ITii'ii, as hoih lilt in \er\ kindU mood, 
'I'he\ (ieeiiU(! it hest to ti\ MeKan to tiiid 
And 111 him know what the\' in C'liiistian io\ i' di'si^ini-d. 



en. 

The\ tdund him soon and Luth made his proposal 
Wliicli tilled the luimhle fainiU with (liliL,dit. 
The w hole adair appeared as the disposal 
Of their kind (iod. n\ ho always aeted rii^rht. 
Most thankful were thev that in llis pme si^ht 
Thev found sueh favor in thiir hour of need. 
That hrotlier's kindness the\ eotdd ni'ir reipiite; 
His was a nohle a most generous deed, 
Whieh eould alone from lo\e at an\ time proceed. 



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'95 



nil. 

I.utli took till' phui'. and fi>i- iiri])r'>\ onuiit-. paid 
lii'sidi' what ti) the Civditor w a~^ thif; 
"And il' the' faiiiilv cliosf, thfv luij^lit," lu- said, 
" Kcinain liis tciiauts for a Near or two. 
And dail\ hihor he would take in hfu 
( )!' nioiK\ pa\nK-nt> tor a moderate it'iit." 
This phni ai'onsi-d tlii-ir ^ratitiKk' aiu'w, 
W'liili.' with till- liai<4ain all appi'arcd t'ontint, 
\\\i\ (Ufnird thf tinir fmplo\(.<l niosi pnilitahU spinl, 

c i\ . 

Tiu' two on tiu'ir return called in to st-e 
Tlu' sick hlind \ outh, who now was siukinn' fast. 
IK' was no ioui^cr in dcspondtncv, 

'l"liouL;h hi' ol' lalf had through i^rtat suffrrin-^ pas-cd. 
( )n till' AtoiKuunt all his hopis wi-ir cast. 
And n<i\s cnjo\ cd a happ\ fiainc of mind. 
Idle work ot jcsus did appiar -o \ast, 
lie could not doulit hut il had heen designed 
l'\ I lim \\ hose nanu' is 1 ,o\ i-, to sa\ i- poor lost uiankind. 

fV. 

The parents had heheld the chan^^i' thus w roUi;hl 
l!\ (iospcl Truth in ihi'ir aUhcted ho\-. 
And tailed to mind ho\s often the\ liad ihounht 
Keliniou w ris imenti'd to destro\ 
W'liati'xer mortals ha\i' of peact- and jo\ . 
" l>ut now," the\ said, " wi' think it somethiuLi' worth, 
l\)i" our sun's hap])iness has uo allo\. 
Although ahout to U'a\t' the jo\ > of I'aith, 
.\n<l all thosi' pleasant thin-'s which uskMo \ ield liimuiirth." 



t \ 1. 



I hi' Pastoi' now L;a\e t'ach an exhortation. 
.And kind iViend Lidh en^■a^c'd awhile in pia\i.r, 
Which met, at prest'ut, no disapprohation. 
Much death hed I'omtort does the sick one shaie, 
r>ut soon his e\es assuim- a hriiiliter L;laie, 
The rattle in his throat hespeaks (k-ath ni'ai'. 
Anon the\ raise the dviuLi \<'Uth with care, 
W hose -milin;4 face shows plain he has no fear. 
For jesus in the \alle\ does his servant cheer. 



Ic/j 



TIIK I- All lir If }• \s loH. 



( \ II. 



A >~tiiiii;4, Iwii'f s| ni'j.ii'lt.'. .m<l imw all i^ <i"fi I 
\ii niMir llu' luarl will in \\\^ li.ivuin l>ial. 
Ili-- -^Miil trimnpliaiil ;4ain>- lliavin'-. pi. aii.fiil -.Imrr, 
And I a|)liiri.'(l ^taii(U ti> \ ii'W caili sci'IK' ■><• sui'i-l; 
riiiii jiiiiis till' tliiiusaiKls ta^liiiii Hliss (.omplfti-, 
III all till' ! Ialli'liijah>- wliirli tlu'\ rai-i' 
I iito llii' I.amii nC (i(i(|, wliili- at llis hct 
Plu'N ta^t tlu'ii" I row IIS and vwv WdndcrinL; L;;i/i' 
On llin' wliii ^iK rnllnoniMl a^ woilln <i|" all piai>t'. 

I \ III. 

( )ui' frirtids -^t^<>\l.• now to rliciT the droo|)nii^ hi'arts 
()!' that loiu' (.■onplf in liu'ir dci'p ilistifss; 
I'or tlii'x IsiR'W will lacii promise \\ liiih imparts 
To iinuiiiKis hopi' and luartf't'lt happiiu'ss. 

riifsi' on tliiii minds tlu\ foiiihh im|Mcs-,; 
Ai'd tluii kind tftoits art' not iisi-d in \ain, 
I'oi till' luiiax fd ones readiU lonfiss 

Thai Caith in Jc-siis hront^lit suhstantial ^ain 
To tluir di'ar hos w Im now is fiii- from L^ritl' and pain. 



MX. 



TIr- lui^hliois. appii'hendinn' such t-xent, 
I)i()p sik'iit in and luartils mj^a^c 
W'itli soUnm mill! and trnh kind int< lit, 
The old tolks' ardent sorrow to assna^e. 
Some one piipares the nei'dtiil sliiond to \k a^i', 
\\ hik others w;ish and Ia\ the hodv out, 
And in soft tones make olisei\ atioiis saj^e, 
The tiiith of w hieh none are ineliiied to doiiht, 
I'or all at siieh a time seem serious and de\out. 



ex. 

Meaiiw hile the Pastor and his friend take leaxe, 
And reacli tlieir homes before 'tis \ei% late. 
The news thev take tiieir families reeei\e 
As tVesh indneement on their (iod to wait. 
And e\er watch 1)\ Wisdom's saeied J^ate. 
Two da\s elapse and briiiL;' the Sahhath round, 
And settlers join the humble t'lmeral state. 
Which reaches soon the new-made burial ground, 
Wliere all list to the sei\ ice with respect profound. 



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I \l. 



Tli'i-r -liiipli'. inotnnlul lili- d" iiiiuli iiiiim-- 
'I'Ik- iiliiul- 'if ;i!l ;issi,iiil>liii'4 I'll llii-" »l;i\ : 
And now tlu' riiMiluT l;i\ - iIk- -rr;ili'-l -1 ii.' -^ 
( )ii (l;iii;4<.'l- ii>n>(.'i|iK'nt tip'iii (li-i;i\ 
In in;ilti'i- (if S;il\ ntioii. wlnii tlic \\ ,i\ 
To I'.\(.'rl;i>.tiiW4 l.ifr liini^rlf -t;ni(!- ii::<l\ 
To w (.lionir tiio-r who m.iki' lli^ lilo-.d tliiir -l;i\, 
llowrviT wi;ik tlii'ir faitli. liowi'\'i iiii'-UmiIv 
Tln.iitrt.'iiil)lin;4>oiil- 1)l'coiik' w 1h.ii lo^si'd in \M\'- iou:^li idd\ 



t Ml. 



TIr' ti'xt * w :i- onr tluil \\ oiidt.'irnll \ -intid 
Till.' ->iniuT ^roiiniii'^ umUr lo;iil^ of ■^iiill. 
.\iid in()uriiin;4 soul- luixi.- loinid wr:ik fiiilli Ui itiiud. 
A- on It'- con^ol;ition-~ tliv'v li;i\ r iMiilt 
Tlifir st;iMr hope-. ;i'^;iin-t whit.!. I K-11 full tih 
1 l;i- ofU'ii I un, (h'trnn-nrd lo prr\ ;ii! 
.\nd nn'4ht ha\ r don- if Jc-ii-. w ho hui- -pill 
ili- |)UH'iiiii- hloi)d lor tlu-iu. liail (.hinu id lo tail. 
l)Ut that L\i// i/cvcr /'c. -..-/nttt'vci- Ja'S i!>s.'//. 

I Mil. 

11a- an\ mortal -kill to r-liiiiat<.' 

Thr -ollii <.^- 1 that -luh a ti-xt ha- donc.' 

.\h, iiol tin.' la-k '- -o w oihU rt\iii\ .Ui<-al. 
I>\ finiti- ni.ui it mid not hf hfMun. 
I'it for tlu' woik. of .\ii-cl- thrri.- i- nonr. 
(jod tan aloiK' the i^lorion- -ccrct till. 
()|- mark tlu- xalui- ot' the mi'_;t'.t\ hi on 
To all the -oiil- whom it hath -a\i'd tVoin lull. 
.\n<l landed -ate in ( lloi\ , e\ er thefe to dwell. 

c\l\. 

.\iid at ihi- time tin.' mourner- dried iheir tcai-. 
.\s the Departed'- -tate the\ leali/e. 
Kai-cd were their ho|)t'-. aliated w eii- theif leal-. 
On eaeh new \ iew ot" C'hri-t'- L;reat Saerillee. 
Now mij^ht lie -eiai jo\ heaniin^' in their e\i.-, 
.\s t!ie\ learned aecpiie-eeiue in (iod"- will. 
Mo-t preeiou- ])romi-e- the word -upplie-. 
To cheer tiieir hearts and e\er\ muriiuir -till. 
While tlu'N touether walk adow n Lite^ -lippeix hill. 

'' Tlu lliici; l.i.-t \cr>t> "I .M;ittlK\\ .\l. 
II 



1')^ I III. I M I III I I. I' \-> I ui;. 



OiIkt-, \s1i(> \t>]\'^ h.id IxMMi I i>m|);iin<(iis luiii 
Of that yoiiiii; ni;m in his must jox oiis il;i\ s, 
Willi tt.:irl'iil tv."« ;iri' in tli;it Chupcl si-iii. 
And sc'i'in (it ;()(i> t(t jinu-iid tluir \v;i\s. 
Tlu-y iiL'xer had h^-fon hi-hild 'I'nitii's l.ja/r, 
Hilt, hkc too main, hoa^tcd of tluir --lati', 
\ot drfamiii^ that their liLT'it was lost in ha/c 
( )t' stupid iLCiioraiUL' and folU ^ ri-at ; 
(lod Ljraiit suih ina\ ivpcnt ln..tori' it is too lalf. 

I w 1. 



I'n • 



'is tliiis tlu' Lord oft makes most lasting '^d.id 
To How from what wc mortals \ icw as ill; 
And we pass throiij^h caih straii;4"i' vicissitiuk 
To lliid that pc-aec ai^ain our souls can till; 
While Merey 's shed, not like a triekliii;^ rill, 
iJiit in full streams, with iu'\er eeasin^- tlou-- 
Softeniiii;- our hearts olulurate, and our will 
Contormiii^' unto (iocTs; until we know 
It was all needful to kee]) us fiom sin and woe. 

t w 11. 

We now will pass from sad to li\el\ scenes. 
And Itask awhile in JuK's warmth and smile^; 
For settlers' homes ean t'urnish ample means 
To have a l^icnir 'monj^st the lieauteoiis isles 
15estuddin<^ lluron''s face for man\- miles. 
Wliy should not those, w ho li\e on such w ild t'arnis, 
ICnjoy a pleasant pastime, w hieh heiLCuiles 
The jaded mind: affordin^^- many charms 
To tiiose w ho wish to tlee from anti-social harms? 

t.wiii. 

The subject some weeks previous had heen ludached. 
And this enabled farmers to ha\e care 
Lest the e\ ent on needful work eiicroachetl — 
A tbiuLC of which the\- all should be aware; 
As thev, throui^h Summer, ha\e scarce time to spare 
For needful recreation in this w a\'. 
Xow, by contrivance, thev enjov a share 
Of sweet delii^ht, on this auspicious (la\ : 
When several families make for a most pleasant Bay. 



1 HI. I All III I I. I' \s iiiU. 



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1<»M 



I'iiu' Uiis ilu- (lii\. Mild '.i-tlU r><* 1>m;iI>. wiH' u;i(I\ 
To li«.;ii tlic'ir |)ii'«,-iou>< i;ir«;i>fs from tin >1i<mi. 
Tlu' I'Mstor's pri'stiui.' kipt lIu- ynmii; t'olU^ st(.;i'l\, 

'rh<>ii;,^h hhmdt'st sinili-s the luippy l):irt\ wmv. 

Strong, inaiiK amis plied ui-ll cacli suirdy oar, 
Tu maUr the huats fly ^\\\U o'er sjiiirklin^' \\a\e>.. 

'I'liese sieined (piile eoiiseioiis <>f tlie fiei^Hit tluv Iwii , 

And kissed the water w hieh tluir trim forms hi\e<l; 
While all eiijo\ed a sieiie that iu'\t the heart ilepra\i<l. 

t xx. 

And thus the\ reach a lo\el\ Ule. tut-ilad- - 
At iio iiieal distance from their startin<4 ])laii' 
I'rom whose liiy;li trout most s|)lendid views are had 
Ot" other isles, all clothed in Summer's tri;iee. 
With rapture they now .u^aze on Nature's face; 
See trees hedecked in hri-ihtest ■^Mven attire. 
Which look well pleased with July's warm emhrace— 
Their forms \ iew in the Lake, an(i much admire 
Their fine jiroportious ; and more statehuess accjuire. 



t wi. 



I'or campiuii'-uround they had not lon;^ to look; 
A sheltered ])lace, from underhrush (piite free. 
Was known to all as a most charmiuii- nook. 
Where thev mij^ht rest and eat in privacy. 
On choice of this they every one aj^ree; 
Tlien ])lace the haskets — huleii with -^ood thiu-s — 
And now their \oices, in sweet melody. 
Present pure i)raises to the Kin<,f of Kin<;s: 
A trulv pleasant service that much hlessiu<;- hrinj^s, 

t XXII. 

Youn<^ (iodDWOK'nis then <food poetry recited; 
"ll\nin to Mont Mlanc," and (in w's sweet "l-^leu\ ;" 
While Mil. ton's lofty strains each one delijihtcd, 
And Cowi'ick's sketches — full of haiiuony. 
Ca.mi'MKI.i. and WoKDswoiri ii \ ield variety. 
And liruNs his cpiota furnislied with tiie rest. 
Wilson's j^ood Dramas, too, were deemed to he, 
1)V all the c()m)>any, amon^ the l)est: 
And I would find no fault with what was then expressed 



Hh) 



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I""i liir.'jluiiiiiu oil! llu' plcj-iirr lliii* nliijiiuil, 
Till- r;f.|(»i iiiiiltrloiik li> 1 1 iliiisi- 

Tllo-f |)iiii's IkjkI, ;illi| \\1l,il \\;isil;iils i\|)l;iliK(|. 
\i'\l. luidt'iil illiistr;ili(iii In- siipplii'v, 
( )r show s (li'liiiv i|,)i -iiii l.\ I iimiiKiii i\ IS. 
( ''ini|),iriii<r ilu- Ills) with s.und p.uirx. 

Mr Ullt((|i|s luMliru- ill ihc I'lnplli'l i(.s 

( )!" '4ri-;il Is;ii;ili. ;iii(i <|inU' riM(lil\ 
I'liliits ill must ..^|..\\in.^ hrins tlir l's;iliiii-l'- inins|ii|v\ ; 

I \ \ I \ . 

I'liiii -pr;iks (it' |ii,niiair-. pl:iiiili\r s|i;iiii- 
I'lir "Wc'iijiii^- I'roplici"' ;m(1 trtu' I'jiirint. 
W ho oftiii w ipt Inr Zidii. ;m(| |\|t pjin 

l'"<il luT tiliMt sills; who. w Ih'II (mmI's \\r;itl| \\;i\(.(i |i(it 

ALjMiiist his rouiilrv. iir'< r hii \\v:t\ tin'^nt, 
ISiil pr.ixi'd ;iii<I wn-stlid with tlu' I. old ut' llnsts. 
II. p(.'r;i(l\ riitiiif. hf hiT iriiius would Mot 
I'loiii out his IJook; .iiid \ it lir iu'mt hoasts 
()l lo\ c to touiltiv . :is sol 1 1 1- do w ho sC'iL hl'^ll posts. 

I hi' l»ooK o| |oli - ^ii'iit ill poitir lore — 
I Ic- d\\ I'ljs upon, till w oudi T ;iii(l diii^ht 
Si-i/f ;ill his iu'Jiivrs; most ot" whom l)(.'loif 
ll;id not ciijovid :i \ i.'r\ ciiar insight 
Into th;it IJook. w hicii tells of (Jod's trrcnt nii-^hl. 
llis wisdom. Liooiliu-ss jmd t()rl)c':ir;iiux- loii<^ 
\\ ilh his poor sir\;ini. hronohi to s.iddi'si plight 
rhroiiLrli SntMiTs im^xtik'ss |o druf |iim \\ ioiim-; 
\\ luMi he jxxiivd forth his woc-s in dc-tp impiissioiad son.,.. 



(. \\\ 1. 



Xi'sl ^hiiUL'd at Mos(,-s' S011.4 "'I l^^'l ■'^i;i sjioii. — 
\\ iirii l*iiar;ioh and his mights !io>t wfi,.' drowiu'd -^- 
in w hii-h tlu- Trihos most ;_i;rati.'liill\ adoii' 
Tlu'ir '^rt'at I )i.'li\ (.■iit. w ho 011 i".'4\|)t iVowncd. 
\<i mortal uninspired could i-'er haw I'ound 
Siuh lilting lan'4ua'4C for that ^reat f\Lait, 
riidsf strains suhliiiu'. with glorious ^raiKicui' crow iu'd. 
Came forth from hea\c-n, and hack were thitlu'r sfiil 
As worship to the l^ord, tVom hearts on praise intent. 



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aoi 



I \ \ \ II. 

"I'was iiuu hill liiiK' lli;it tliix ".lioiild .ill p.iiljUi- 
Of till' ri-fri^jnni'iil liiitliri l)iMii.;lit with r:iii', 
W'liik- lliii-l Wii- (iiHih lull w ith u.ilii riKiii tlir l.iki-. 
Tlu'X iMi'li will) i;k1i lluii ilmiii^l \i.iiiil- «-li,in . 
Mm I'lv tiny i-at '>f llial nm^i ;Mn|)U' t'au , 
l)in.' tli.iiik^ ail' '^Imii ill a pinpri -"ii^. 
Siuii ha|)|)\ lilt with aiiv laii nniipaii'. 
Sii iKiiir mill mar\(.-l if tlu'\ lairutl I<>iim. 
I"i>r i\ II \ ihiii'4 I '>ii--|iiri (1 In iiiaUc I ,i>\ i'"s Imn'l'- '|iiiU' --ti mi^. 

t \ \ \ 1 1 1. 

riu- (liiiiur u'ir ilu- uKU r onc^ ntiiril 
To iri\ !■ I III' i^l;iiiil a loinpUti' sill \ i\ . 
Ill (luiin; this till \ \ii\ nun h .iiliiiiiid 

Swffl >l\'IK> tllW- vi--itl.ll nil ||i;il liiu- il;i\. 

rill' \ I III II '4 IT pari liail im ilr^iii' tu -I i a\ , 
So (1k\ iiiiKiiiuil ill that iiiii.' -liaiU iimiL. 
And ii»iiuil tnm'tlur in a liarniU-s pl.i\, 

( )r iiail aw liilr in -uiiu' lUli^ht t"iil 1 k. 

Ami lliii- 111 |)iiirv| pU'.isiiii- dill ;iiii| viiiiii'.; pailmik. 

I \ \ I \. 

'I"lu- Sim, iniitr r.isi iiitn tlif W isi iksifiiilmj^-, 
Now warm.ll tlu-ni all it was full timr lo '^u 
I'o iliL-ir (k'ar lioiiKs, w Ik-iv swi-(.'Ust lomfoils Mi'mlino-, 
(iavf no just (.miisi.' lU'^^U'i-t of tln.iu to slmw. 
liiit \ t't tlirii- lu'arts, wiih '^latituilt.' a^low, 
i'l'oinpl llii'in oiKc nii)ii.' to join in |)raisi' lacli \oiiH'. 
Ami now till' Pastor sou-^lit iVoiii lluin to know 
If tlu'\ ot" piopcT In inn liavi' maili thrir rlioiir. 
.\s lu' had oiK' i.oni|)osi'd, and tiiil\ would ri'ioii.H 



If his atliinpt to s|)i.ak the mind of all 
l"or this d;i\"s plt-asini- and sulis|;iiui;il jn\ 
Should iiK'i't with approl'itiou and recall 
TIh- hours so s\\t-i.-tl\ sptiit w ithout allo\. 
lie spoki.' ol" this to thrni with niainu'is i-o\ , 
Like OIK' not Used to hoast w hat he had done. 
"• Perhaps," he said, " Tluv nii<.^ht their time cmu))Io\ 
To more adxantaiif it" lu' ne\r heLiun 
o ;4i\i' to them the Son'_^- w hieh he in haste had spun." 



JOJ 



III I. I \ 1 1 III I I I' \>« roll. 



i>\sriti(\ so\(, ()\ i.K.wt\(i rin: tsiwu. 

SoKii Sill will ^iiik into till- \\'i'»t 
Anil Lima sluil lift «.ilviT\ l)t;mi««; 

lC;u li xoiiLj^tiT •'i.'ik^ its \vil(l-\\ iiiul lust 

To spii.il till' nielli ill love's swirt (liiaiii-. 

Ainl wi', (U'ar friiiitls. pirpan- to Iravr 
This Uli- ;iii(l raili di'li'^litfiil sci'iu-. 

Anil ti'i'l \M^' liavi- no raiisi' to ;,Mii-\(.' 
'I'liat \\ r upon its shoiis h;i\i' Ik'cmi. 

|"or all. I liroiiL;hoiil this lovely tla\ , 

Have liail imu-h plcasinv iVii' tVoni pain. 

'i'hcn lit lis, i-w \\v !4<> a\va\. 

Lift np our luarts in pmiM- ji}.jain. 

"• ( ) Thou who from tin hoimti-ons hund 
1 )ost ;^i\r thv chiUlicn all tlu-y lutd. 

lUhold us now — a lovinj; haiul, 
.\iul all our hoats in s;i(Vtv spi-i-d 

"To soikUt l>a\ ; iIkmi Liuidc us honu'. 

Accept our thanks for miivie-s '^ivat 
W'l- havf tnjoM'd hi'iicath thy dome. 

In hunil'k-, \ ct contented state." 

I'arewi'll. sweet Isle; may thy fair scenes 
Xe't-r witness oij^ies, \ ile, prot'aiu'; 

I'or this man's ih;ir;uter demeans, 
.\ml lUMr \iel<ls him solid LTain. 



( w \i. 



With this short soii<; they all were satisfied. 
And soon a;^reed that it JForthwith be sun<r. 
In strong-, warm feelings t' cu eacli siiijjer vied. 
And some ^ave proof thev had no lack of lun;_f. 
'Po Duke Street tune were their line voices stnini^, 
And thus the \eises went off charmiu<;ly. 
While tlirou<{h the distant woods their loud notes rnn<.^. 
The ])art\ now, with j^jreat alacrity 
Re«<ain the boats, and push into that deep, blue sea. 



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103 



CXXXII. 

Ami ull.lt ,1 luailtldll^ >LllK' U .l^ tluil' pifM-lltl'tl 

To iluir ailmiiin^ ;;;i/r <>m th;it tiiu- lak*.-. 
" IWas siuli tluit tlu\ umlil all lia\i' l)i'ii\ c oiiti-iitid 
'I'<i xta\ fiiicMT; hill a sniiRiliin^ spake 
Ami l)i(l tla-in liasUii, as tiil- was at stake! 
Tliis may sei-m stiaii^'i', luit tlu'\ with duad luhdid 
I IcaxciTs faei- ;;m\v hlaik, uhik' iniy;hty uimis awake. 
And now 'lis well that men Imth stionw; ;iiid hold 
a\i' ihaiLri' (>r tho-c frail hoats well tilled with \<iiiii'4am 
old. 



t \ \ X 1 11 . 

In this tluif troiihk' tlu'\ look up to (lod. 

Who hids the aiijiiv elements he still; 

.\nd thus siisj)fiids o'er them his ehasteiiin;; Rod, 

W'hili' deepest 'gratitude- their hosoms till, 

inspiring; ihein afresh to do His will. 

It nerves each heart and arm to ply the oai 

With ceaseless efforts; working- hard until 

in safil\ i\erv hoat has riaihed the shon-. 

When the eurhed stonu at last iloes all its \ euj^eaiiee {)oiir 

The lain eonies dow 11 in torrents, and the Hash 
Of \i\i(l li^htnin^ penetrates the i^looml 
Loud roars the mii^htv thunder, and the dash 
( )t' aiiyrx waves upon the ear doth hoom I 
The t'riends, esca])ed as iVom a w ater\ tomh, 
All stand together 'neath o'erhanjiin<4" rock, 
."soinew hat appalled and rather jjinehed tor room, 
'l'he\ list in sileiue eaeli tremendous shock; 
^ et Christ, theii' Shephird, watches o'er his feehle lloik. 

t\xw. 

The storm suhsides, and thev not much the worse. 
Cheered In the l)ri<i[ht moon heams haste on their wa\ . 
(iod's special mercies warmlv the\' rehearse. 
Which \ields fresh comfort, as so well it mav. 
I poll the whole thev had a pleasant day, 
And ere each se])arate partv Iea\es the track, 
The Pastor sa\s, "■ Dear friends, now let us prav." 
All i^ave consent, and forth there rose no lack 
Of earnest praver to Him who satelv hroufjht them back. 



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riri-; i \iiiiii i. i'.\sr<ii{. 



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\()\\ wliilr i1k\ •-i'j)iir;itt.' niid tlie'iu'i' puisiK" 
I'Ik- st\(.r;il pallia that Iv.ul tliLin to tliiir tanii'-. 
1 ■^i.-i/i.' m.wi'^ion Id liiii warm adirii 
'l"i> mv pool" MiiM-, ulio k-nt to iiu' lur fharniN 
III mv adx I'litin'oiis tli^lit; and five tVoiii harms 
Will li\r In hopf thf -uhjfrt to rc^nnic 
A- liisuiL' scr\(.'> UK- and the topif warm- 
M\ lirart and fanr\ . \s hith ina\ trutli iUnnu'. 
Ilial what I ha\r lo -^Iwj; max h\r hi'\oiid 1 1 k' toml 



IJOOK II. 



•■ i xtk ili\inf >iin)ilirilv in him 
\\ lu» li:iiulk> thiiiiis diviin.'; aim) nil lH>iiU-?-, 
Thoviiiii UmiiuiI wiih hiiioi. ami lliniiL;li imu li ritlmiiril 
l»v cnritms i*\i> jri'l iu-.luiiurit^ ill intiirnuil. 
To tm- is odious." 

" Surh shonhi still lu- atli-ilinniilf in look. 
And tt ndt-r in adilriss. a.-^ wtll ht'i-onu's 
.\ nif-^rni^rr ' ti ( irarr ii i ;^uill v man." 

(.■:■/:>■. 



I. 



I low stran^'c the various si-cncs throu^li which wi" pass 
[ii oni' litr's journL'x — onward to tin.' ^■l■a\l.'! 
Somrlinu's all smiles and sunshint.-: tlim alas, 
Dark clouds han'^' o'cf lis, and (iod's help w r crasi-. 
Weak in advtTsitx- — wlicn pros])i'rons luavf, 
W'r oftrn act a \ cr\ foolish i)art ; 
I'orsakinL;' Mercies which our leather v;a\e. 
To follow onr (li'\ icc"s. till we smart 
With si'lf-inllictcd iian'-s sent throii''h oni' inmost heart. 



I'lii': lAi'iin I. rxsioK. 



jo: 



ir. 

So I, who main tinK> liaxi' ■^wwj; <>! dutv. 
Too ott am led In ^li^ht m\ own. and tii-l 
(iod's chastc'iiiiiL; hand, imlil I -ii.' tlir tn.aut\ 
Of all lli> dfaliiiLis with im' t'oi- m\ wi'al. 
And \ft the hand that wdund> is sure to lual 
I'iie injnred part; desinnin^ ad in lo\c; 
And in sueh manner that lie lan 't I'oneeal 
'I'he leather's kindl\ heait. "Tis tiuis we pro\ e 
I ! is eaiiu'st wish lo ha\i' us alwa\s look AhoNf. 

III. 

Sonu' months have lied siiu'e 1 this t;isk he^an. 
BiiM54'in<4- to near completion its first part. 
Aw hile m\ thouij^hts in eas\ measure van, 
W'hieii nuich iKj^iiiied an often saddened iu-art. 
Mre lonti' death sliook at me his poisoned dart 
And made me la\ m\ ])leasinL; task asiik'. 
Now, as I w rite not tor an larthK mart. 
I ha\e a w ish that m\ pooi- rln nu's ma\ hidi.' 
Tlu'ti'st of Seiiptiire Tiiith. li\ w homsoi'\T applii'd. 

i\'. 

I feel a saered pleasure warm m\ hreast 
As I resume m\' simple tale of lo\e; 
A lale whieh is not m rich lan_nuay'e dressed. 
Nor alms it nuieh the woildlin^i's heart to move. 
1 fain would look tor hel]) tVom (iod aho\ i. 
To lea\e a record ot' m\ priiKiphs; 
.\nd sc'i'k the i^uidance of the llea\tnl\ ! )o\ e, 
W'host' inlhience the darkesi douht dispels. 
And tills with purest ])eace the heart w heri-in he dwells. 



This ;4l()rious truth was ncNcr more displaved 
Tlian in dear ( idoDWoi; i ii's e\er\ da\ 's i'mplo\ ; 
( )r in the lields or in the woodland shade, 
I lis lo\e of dut\ \ ielded constant )o\ ; 
Sweet 1 [ea\ en-horn Peaci' nair^ht t'oiild in him iU'stro\ 
I'or whv? He had in (io<l most steadfast trust. 
And thin^\s which do so main minds anno\ 
Led him to curh all an^er, pride and hist. 
While in each fresh distress he knew that (iod was just. 



r,r; 



Till-; !• Mill!- ri, I'AsroH. 



VI. 

Ik- ;i1m) kiifw that lit.' is iiu'itifiil 

And wisf ill all lie dofs imt.o maiikiiid. 

It this \s I- sff not \\ c art' \ iTv dull. 

And to oni' soul's hcst intiMVsts triilv hlind. 

I'liis to |)cici.'i\ f soiiK' minds art.' too rtliiicd 
!>> I'alst.' philo^ophv and learning \ain. 
No \\ oiuaT tlu'ii if thf\ arc left huhind 

TIk- hnnihli' cliild of (iod, who with disdain 
X'iius all tht-'-f \v(nldl\ pleasures that hi' niit^ht ohtain. 

VII. 

ftist so with ( iooDWoiMii ; thoiinh ho had in schools 
lA'aiiiL'd much of what is termed deep classic lore, 
lie (|nite prefenvd to train his lite iw rules 
(.'ontaincfl in !^criptuie; and it <4fie\ed him sore 
To see some Christians — this all should deploie — 
Neglect Chiist's prect'pts to jirocure tiieir ends. 
liut sL'cini;- this, ju' ne\er once forhore 
To speak plain iiuth and reap what ott attends 
An upright course — c\'ii scorn; hut this his walk i-ommends. 

\ III. 

in liis stui<4' home he e\ ermoie ohtained 
What Howed tVoni lo\e — a holv leverence. 
Of harsh commands his children ne'er complained; 
WranylinLj and discoi'd l)oth were hanished thence, 
[lis much loved wife ])ossessed some rai'e ijood sense, 
And seconded his efforts tor their Ljood. 
She iie\er sought in earnest or pretence 
To lower him hefore his tiesh and Itlood; 
\\ hile to increase their comforts she did all she could. 

IX. 

Nor was it stran<i^e if such a home as this 
Made him content his leisure time to spend 
Within his famil\ circle; tor such hliss 
Comes not to ail, w ho seek to make an end 
Of trouliles that a siiitjle life attend, 
l)V entering soon into the marria<^e state. 
If such folks would hut strict attention lend 
To HihU' teachinji:, thcv mi<;ht share the fate 
Of these, our friends, on whom true ]5leasure see'-'^ed to wait. 



I 



iiiK I \iiiiiri. i-Asiort. 



'riu-ir c(»n>t;iiit inutiiiil li)\c Ih'cmiik' tin- tlu'iiu' 
Willi all wiio knew tlicm in thai Stttkiin.iit ; • 

Domestic hli^s was pr()\c(l no idle (hi'ani. 
For in tine hap])inc'ss tlu-ii lives wore -pent. 
'I'o lal>or hard tlics alw a\s were eontent, 
Kej^anlinj; I'anl's advice and his example: 
It was tiu'ir thon<^ht thev v.ere i)nt thither sent 
To fnrnish jiroot" which all niii^dit own was ain])le 
That the\' lo\c'(l Jesns' laws, on which too nianv tiainple. 

\i. 

Let none inia<;ine thev e'er huill on this 
A hope of endless happiness in heaven. 
Thev decnied it rij^^ht ail men should how suhmis- 
To this Authoritv, whose life was iri\en 
For sinners vile; that the\ niii^hit not he driven 
^\wav from Him to dwell in endless woe. 
This oft has cheered them on as tlie\ lia\e stri\en 
To lead their fellow men (jod's truth to know ; 
And everv dav its power did their behavior show. 

XII. 

The vSprin;4 is past and Summer's heat has tied. 
I'nited dili<jfence hath well supplied 
A plenteous store of more than needful hread, 
Vnv thev have some cho'ce luxuries beside, 
U\- which means different tastes are <^ratit]ed. 
The snuy^ ten acre Held w ith wheat is sown. 
And looks most promisin<;. Should naught betide 
To hurt their present prospects tliis alone 
Will well repav them for the hardshijis they ha\i' known. 

XIII. 

And now th.e necessarv steps are taken 
To shield the cattle from dread Winter's ra^e. 
Xecessitv — stern master — does awaken 
Their full inventive jjowers, and they en<;a<ie 
With ready ardor pens and sheds to wa<4e: 
And in the absence of commodious barn, 
I'hev stack with care their straw, and thu> are sa;.^e 
Compared with manv whom no daui^ers warn. 
And who, thouj^h often sufTcrinLC. will not stoop to leaiii. 



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\l\ . 

A o(M)(l siipjih lit' lijird wood tlii\ iilitnin, 
I'rt serve till-Ill lliroii'^li I Ik- >i.M-i)n ilrawin^ iK;ir, 
\\ lu-ii iiiilf Kiii'^ i'"ri>-t will hold Ixmiiiii.- i\'i;^ii, 
Makiiii;- the i.-i)iinlrs di'snlatc ;iiid dri.ir. 
iJiil ill lliiisi' \\i)(;i|., IIk'v li:i\i' -,m;ill r;iiisi' fdi' tr.ir 
I'liiin \\ iiiUi's Ih)\\ liii^,;-. j"i.;irf'iil, Kiltir lihi^t^. 
I"<>r tlic'\ li;i\(.' fiK'l ill ;il)iiiid:nu i- iu;ir. 
And till' IniLji' \\(M)d liii' loiisiaiit lumloit i-.i^t- 
Iiilii till' ^iiiil; l"i;' h"ii~-i' l<>ii^ a-- tin- season last-. 



w. 

All tlR->t' arraii;4i'iiu'iits madr, tlir l*a-ti)r fill 
III' had moil' h isiirr now tn walk aluoad; 
And in tiu- ;4i«tL4r(>ii-- w dud- hi- oHi-n km-ll 
In t"i-r\i-iit |)ia\i'r ln-iun- his l-"aihi-r, (iud. 
|-"(>r mill's around his fVi t I a\i- ])ii-ssi-d ilu- si.il 
\\ hii h iu-\r was lurm-d li\ plow np to tin- sun — 
W ikls iiiat till' foot ol w hiti- man si-ldom trod. 
And will IT no ilraranri- had as \ i-t iii'^iin: 
W lii-ir lu- i-oiiid sit and watrli somi- i liannin'' hiiiokKl i 



111. 



\ \ I. 

I ;i" now and thi-n would wandi-r mar ti.i- sid*.- 
( )f that maji-stii- Lakr, w liosi- isU's, tuc clad 
.\nd (li-cki'd in Antniiiirs tints. ap|)iaii-d to ridi 
With all thi-ir spK-ndois (piiti- i-lati- and 'j^\:n\ 
( )n 1 Inroirs silvi-r\ surt'aii-. Siirh sic-m-s had 
A pow i-rruj i-liai"m to oni- ot' ( i( iodw oi; rn's mind. 
Tlii-y would indi-i-d, it' aii'^ht had madr him sad, 
nttrii disp,i'l his '_>loom .(iKi lra\r hi-jiiiid 
I'li-rious ii-miuihraiui-s ol' an i-ndmiu"' kind. 



\\ 1 1. 

This was no mar\il for his soul was lilli-d 
\\ iih triu- ])oi-tii- tin-; and i>ft sw i-i-t soujl;- 

• ( )l" pun-st praisi- sjxintani-ousix has wi-lli-d 

I'^'om his rma])turi-d hi-art. Thi-n hi- wouid Ioml; 
To li'a\ I' a world w hi-n- misi-rx and w i'oiil;- 
So nuK-h piixail, l.ut \ i-t ronti-iit to sta\ 
And s(.'|-\ t- liis masti'i", his poor saints aInon^■■, 
\\ ould tr\ to sa\i- thost' U-d frdin ( iod astra\-. 

That 111- mi^ht aid (.'hrist's rausi- w hili- it is ralli-<l "-To-d 



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-'()<) 



\\ III. 

.\miil>t sinli '>i-riKT\ lu- wiiiild ■-<inv,'tiiiu'> l;ii\i' 
In ll;i--li- hi- |)riuil, licit lir iiii'^lil imlr (li>\\ ii 
Sik'li llioii'^ht Ms ',u-liiii!4 from tluii' f'>iiul,iin in;i!vr 
TIk' tiiii-t |)i>i'tr\ tluil mail li:i- i^nuwn. 
A -pri-inu'ii or U\ (I will now Ik.' -how n 
I-i'i' I prtKtii! with m\ iiiikticri'd l;i!r. 
It' I im-lakc not iIk'x ha\i all Ihcii drawn 
Iroin \atiirr - -toif. and if -o -honld not fail 
"o ilaiiii oiir d(.-i'|i ir-prrt w hik- thi-\ onr mind- ri't^aK'. 



I' \-i(ii! > \ r ir M \ \ I >()\(;. 

Swii'l Natiirr in ^irandcnr Autumnal hi-- -till. 

And I -land ;ill tiit lanccd inid tlii' L;dr;^\Min- di-|)la\, 
W hilc- thi' -nn lui^hiU -I't- o\t \ on w (.'stcrnio-t hill. 

And -oft twili'^lit -nccTc'd- to a mo-t halnu da\. 

It i- -wi'i't in onr W(K'd- a fit-'c rain^xT to waiideT. 

And \ ii'w tin- Ini'^ht tint- the- tVo-t inak*.- on tlif k-a\(.--; 
To w ati'h da\ 1>\ da\, a- tlic tolor- ^row L;rand(.T, 

And It- i^aih i\aiu-ci-nt i.-atli tall \vi.v wcvl\v~. 

'Ti- Ik-, c that I fi.'il m\ hrra-t licasc witii (.'inolioii. 

\\ iiik' iL'tkction- ari-f in it- dci-pi'-t icct-— ; 
And iIk'-c in tln.-ir tnrn til! m\ -onl with d(.'\oiion. 

A- I tiacf tlu' Knid lland I'oi m\ aid in di-tif— . 



TIk'-i.' all ail' ih\' w oik-. ( ). 'I'lion Ljloi'ion- luaiiL;! 

Thon art the ;4ri.'.it Limner with whom iioir- i.an xic; 
\ v{ dim AW the -pkauioi- a- ni^lil tonu'-. fa-t tk'ein;^', 

Com j)ar(.'(l w ilh thi' i^loriL'- aronnd Iliei- on lii'_;h. 

Amid-t thi- ana\ idnu-- tin.' -okinn ihonj^ht -lealinL^', 

That t lK--e L;lo\\in;.;" tokii- will -oon pa— awa\. 
I'.aeh rude h'.a-t ot' w ind -eem- a |)a--in;4 hell ])ealinL';, 
.\iid loudlv i- eallitiL;" all C'liristians to pia\. 

I'or lull preparation, ere Death eome- to eall ilaaii 

To Ia\ all earth'- ean- and -w I'et pka-iire- aside, 
That the\ ma\ he happs w liatexer befall them. 
Still trii-I'n'4' in le-n-, the Land) w ho liath died. 



J If) I III. I \l I 111 I I I" \>|(IH. 



MIS S()N(i If) A uii.r., 

Swiflh t1('\vin;^r, m iitlc Kill, 
Miiiiirnni; sottU down this hill, 

( )ft 1 \\--\ th\ channiiit,^ vuit-i-, 
At llii' liri;4lu iind tMilv iiioni. 

As tlu' Sun fonu's tVoin the- l"'.;isl, 
W'liiK' his l>i-;iiiis thc'M- stLMics ;i(loiii. 

'!"(> turnish minds liki' niiiu- ;i ll'iist. 

S\\i-ttl\ nuisical. piiiv Rill, 
Thitu dost nif with ploasuiv till. 

As I nutf tin \ ;iricd (.Ikiiiiis 
I)nKit sunnds tall on iin t-ar, 

S(»othinLj nineh a saddciu'd lu'arl; 
ICasin;4 nu' ot" <;ricf and fear, 

Till I <4iic'vc' from thcf to part. 

Modfst, niiassumin;4' Kill, 

Thou art foinu'd h\ matchless s|<ill. 

(iiacc and hcautx arc displayed 
In th\ e\ ei-smilinn" face 

And the ohjects which sunoniid 
This tin home: where 1 can trace 

Traits to make this hallowed <iTound. 

lJ\el\, iovous, trickling Kill! 
As I <4a/.e iijjon thee still. 

W'andeis hack m\ mind afar 
T(t those haunts ctt' hoyish days. 

When m\ \<)iin<^ and ardent soul 
W'arhled forth its earnest lays, 

(JladK t'ollowiny- Nature's call. 

(ilitteriii<i^, dancniin, pearly Rill I 
Thou dost well thv Maker's w ill 

In re<^ardini; his hehest. 
Teachinj; Christians all the w ay 

Thicv must take to please their (lod; 
Lest in daiii^erous jiaths they stray. 

And hrin<^ upon themsehes his Rod. 

Swit'tlv flow inj^, Identic Rill, 
Murm'rin<i- softh (hnvn this hill, 

I must hid thee now tareweil; 
Other scenes mv presence claim. 

Mv dear Master's work demands 
What will hrin<r no earthlv fame — 

The lahor of mv heart and hands. 



iiri; I Aiiin ( I. i-asiou. 



I I 



\ I x . 

I ])i)n tliLsi' solids i)<i fnrtlur 1 roiniiu'iil ; 
Tliry >|)t.Mk ;i hmmia^^t.- ik;ir iiiitd in\ -oul; 
And I iDiiM (Isvc'll tliroui^h ;ill iiiv life loiitiiil 
'I'll l;;i/(.' I'll Xaluiv, ulio dutli lU'Vi-r pall 
A 111111(1 well lulled to listen to the tall 
Of" her pure minstrelsy, wliieh yields delij^ht 
I nniixed, enduring, as the seasons roll 
111 (piitk siieeession, lunniiiiL;' forth the Mi^lil 
()f iheir All-wise Creatoj-, who doth all tliiivi;s ii;4lil. 

\x. 

"ri-< •• Indian Snniiner," and th.e sun looUs dow n 

A^ it afraid to show his hlazinj^ face. 

And now tile woods assume a darker hiow n. 

\\ liile in the weather there is not a traee 

Of Summer's ardent heat that doth unhraie 

The ner\es of most, and makes one loii^ to teel 
The eoolin<^- hree/e as Winter eomes apace 

To scatti r forest leaves with sa\ aye zeal, 
\\ l.ich do the narrow vsootl-patliN 1)\ their fall conceal 

\\ I . 

And now the copious rains come pouring dow ii 
I'illiii!^ the creeks and swamps and rivers full; 
( )r in the woods or in the yrowin'4' town. 
ThiniL^fs wear an aspect truly dark and dull. 
Throu-^h deep, stiff mud the stoutest oxen pull 
With much ado the \er\- smallest load; 
While many a hlow across his jjatient sk.ill 
I r.u'es tlie meek ox slowlv on the road, 
Tiiini^- the settler out ere he reach liis ahode. 



XXII. 



Anon the anj^ry northwest winds arise, 
Hriiii^^inii- dark scowlin;4- clouds t'ull tVauyht with -now. 
This all discharj^ed, perhaps for months there lies 
One vast white siieet which screens the ])lants below 
I'rom l)itiii<r frosts, while easier to and fro 
The settlers move in their convenient sleighs. 
These heed not cold if thev have hearts ai,d<>w 
With friendly fcelinj^s, l)ut will sjieed for da\s 
.Moiig- the si.ow-]5a\cd roads and on some straiii^e hij^hwav: 



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\>- I lilt. 



Win. 

Al ^luli :i tmu' (iooDWdi! i ii :in(i il(K"-l '-nii 
I ,rfl Imiiu' imd ;i!I il^ iiiin.iU'^ in ( iod"-- cii c ; 
I'lUl (.If llu-\ li;iil lliiii lii>.t (l;i\"s joiiiiuv (Iniu- 
A iiiviiin>»t;iiKi' oiiiinvd In no incims r;iri'. 
An I'.ii'^li'sli (.•ini"4r;m1 li;ul si-tlK'd \\ luTi' 
'I'Ik' wiinds v\i'fc' licMN \ ;ind im iRi^lilnir- luji. 
Ml' had |):irl:dsin of tlu' luorniiiij's faii' 
And aniu'd \\ itii a\i- dreamt not of t'an-f lor liar 
Tlioii^ht lic'M !>(.■ Iiaik at noon to wifi' and (.hildiL'n drai, 

\ \ I \ . 

[)Ut nooiitiili' I'anK' and Itimi^lit no (atluT fond 

'I"o take lii-- plari- and shaic' tin- tVnL,^al nu-al. 
* TIrx little- Unt'Ns tliat \\'^ lo\i'd form l>f\iind 

In tliat daik wood conld no (.'motion ll'ol. 

'I'lu' loving;' will.' could vcrx ill c'oiu'(.'al 

Ditad tlioULjht-^ whii'li iom' within luT failhfnl hii-a*-!. 

S'vaild h • ]>.' (U'al Ik'I' own an 1 rhildri'iT^ wi'a! 

W'lTi.- t1rd fon.'\ci\ .^ >. with mlirl di-t iL-'-^i'd 
SIr' went to ^L-aieh the W(io(U and ''avL' iRT^clt" no rest. 



\.\\ 



.\t last -.hi' i-mu' to w lu'ii' a hni^i' tivo la\ 
.\tliwart th' hod\ of the h.ipli'sv man. 
I)\ '^fii'f di-.ti'actrd thi'fi.' she rould not -tav, 
l>ut np the road with Iri^htt'nl >-peei'. ^he ran. 
Soon she met ( iooDwoK i lis and forthwith Ih'l;; 
To tell her tale most ineohereiith . 
l'\w woi'ds were ni'edt'ul at sueh a time to fan 
Lo\ e's Hame in them or make thini pi"o\ i' to he 
r)olh (iood Samaritans to that poor famiK. 

\\\ I. 



'lMu'\' took her np and tried to calm her mind 
I'niil the\ caiiR' to that s,)ul-hairow inir scene. 
Now all alin'ht : I'le Ioiil;' the axe thev iliid, 
Which had so late the man's companion heeii. 
I lis stiffened corpse was wedded (|uite fast hetween 
The tree aiRJ tVo/en earth, and naii'^ht remaiiR'd 
l>nl first the widow with sleij^'h-rohes to screen 
I-^iim hitter cold; and this point havini; i^ained 
'J'hev soon cut thron<j^h the tree, so well had the\ heen trained 



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-•I 



\ \ \ II. 

It tluii lKH';imi' tluir iiu-hiiuhuls diilv 
'I'o t;iki.' llu' lifi'liss form tVnui tlu' ^iu\ -\ii>\. 
.\ii(l now tln' widow in suii't, moiiriit'iil luMiilv 
Diii'its iIk- lU'u-toimd tiii'iids to Iut lo'.r idi. 
A ti-;iiK'ss i-\i' wiliiiii iIkiI Iumiu' w ;i>> not 
AH lilt tlu' dri';idfiil iiatiirt.' of tlu' loss 
W'hirli li:id that d:i\- oi (.un i'd, for n.ni^lil lould l>lol 
I lis ^iiMi wortli fiDiu tlu'ir minds. I U- iu\r \\ ;is iioss 
To those w ho iliinL;' to him ;is to the tii'i.' thi' moss. 

\ .\ \ 1 1 1 . 

I'o k'liM' this f;imilv in Mu'h jiitc-oiis stiiti- 
W'iis out ot (Hicstion, so nohmj^ ( Joodw dit i ii took 
The horses out — for now 'twas i^rowin^ late — 
To (|iieiuli their thirst at a elear purliiiLC hrook, 
.\ii(l i^iue them food within a sheltered nook; 

Then foiiixl some hoards and made a loilin riiiU. 
Meanwhile the father took (iod's hol\ IJook 
.\nd read sueh portions as teaeh fortitude 
To ns, that all iimnoderate <.;rief ma\ \k- sulxhu'd. 

\ \ I \ . 

'Twas Well that mother lonj; had known the Lord. 
I'oi' wondrous streiiijtii is now to her imparted; 
And eaeh elear promise in the llolv WOrd 
Proved halm unto her soul, thoujih nuieh she smarted. 
In hoth the ( looDwoK riis she found friends warm hearted 
I'rieiids who eouhl j;i\e their love and s\ nipathv ; 
And ere the\ from her luimhle home departed 
They showed such proofs of <;enerositv 
As did with their profession ver\ well a<;;ree. 



x \ \ . 

I'or such a work h\ sad e\])ei"ienee traiiu'd. 
Thev soon proceeded to la\ out the dead; 
And thoiiij^h fatii^ued tiiex ne'er of it complained. 
Nor would thev let the widow spread a hed 
I"or their joint use, hut sat and watciied instead. 
.S'//<', much refreshed 1)\ })'-::\er and coineisation 
Retired to rest her wearied heart and head. 
7 hey spent the nijijht in solemn contemplation 
Or read that precious Book which does unfold Salvation. 

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XWI. 

Wlu'ii iin>niiii'4 iMiiK' tlu-ii plans wt-iv will in.iliniil. 
And i;uh wi-nt off to ull tlu' inouiiifiil iii'U>. 
V.W iiooii ;i|)|)r;iri<l a>>-«ist;iiui' lliiv m 1.111 iil, 
I'oi lu'lp at siiili tiini' who can will rifii^i-.- 
Sonii' lirou^ht lluif tools s\ liirli llu'\ iviiiw liou |o n»i'. 
And dii'4 a ^ra\i' in tlu' M'ii-iti'd spot. 
TluTi" lonnd it -^irw no s|;itil\ , soinl'if m'W*. 
Hilt llii-si' jiid otliiT lliin-^s it iiifdi'd not 
To ln' lit ivstin^^-placf tor oiif iiol soon lor;r,,(. 

XWII. 

\\ Inn all was rcadv ( J(><»i>\\ oiri 11 li-nt support 

To tlu- liciiavi'd oiu' follow iiii; tlif hiir. 
In swc'ft-toiK'd lanj^nai^r Uv did lift fxliort 
To look to llini who "hottk-s up t-ach tear" 
Ills iliildiin -lu'd \\ liilc in dt'i'p sorrow lu-ii'. 

riu'\ icailu'd till' <;ia\i', w luMi' she with tiinuus-. stood 
And tVIt siiih lonifoit as dispelled her fi-ar. 
Siirh fruits spring tVom tiiii- Christian Hiotheihood 
To all who ivst their iiopes on Chiist's atoniiij; hlood. 




.\.\xi\ . 

'I'liat nii^ht thi' Pastor xenturi-d to fiupiivf 
What wore her prospctts r Did she nione\ ncfdr 
The answer madi' he lonld not hut admire: 
"Her (iod had e\er |)rove(l a friend indeed; 
Cheered hv I lis ])roniises which she conld plead, 
She doubted not lie would them still protect, 
And make their labors on tlie farm succeed; 
Her l)ov was str()n<^, and had sucii jrreat respect 
For what was rijifht that he his work would not ne_Lclect." 



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X X X \ 



\i\l il.i\ till- iVii'iitU |)ri));i!i.il ;i*4;iiii t<< start 
( )ii llu'ir ri>l(l juiiriK-v soun ;i« it \v;i>» li^lil. 
Until iii;;ril tlii-ir hostess fivi'h t<> impiirt 
r<i lluin frJtin tiiiu' t<> tiiiu- lur pnispiits luij^ht 
( )r tlu ii\iT>r, ;is s|u' ini^lil (k'l'in it rii^lit. 
In friMiit pr;i\cT tlu'\ Iki" t<> (m»I ii>mimii<l, 
riuii hiidi- I\iri\\ I'll ;iii(l snoii wtif out of si^ht. 
TIk'V i'imiIumI tli;(t (|;i\ tlu'ii k'ii;4tli\ j<>iinu'\'s iMui, 
And i^Mini'd ;i lii';nt\ urlronn.' from tluMr loviiiLC friind. 

X X\\ 1. 

Thiit friiiid liwd in :i vill;i;4i' di'stiiu<l suoii 
'I'm sIkiu fvw tr;n.cs of tin.' liniis .^oni' p;ist 
\\'lu-n its f;iir sitr \\ ;is woods \\ hi-ir llii' raroon, 
Till' l)f;ir, and woif had iiiuiuiu-d their stoUii repast. 
Iii.wialth and pL'opk' "twas iiKreaslnj^ last, 
IJnt not in nioials-— tlusf were \er\ low ; 
^'et some then.' liveil who roiised t lu'insch I's at last 
And with <4reat vi^^or met the monster t'oi' 
M\'n \ di' I ntempeianee — to j^ixe him his diMth lilow. 

X \ \ > II . 

This L-w\ tiie\ hopL'd tor 1)\ the simple means 
or total al)stineiKe from licpiors stron>;. 
The freipient use of these j^ixcs rise to seeiies 
W hich all <^o()d men \\onld seoni to he amoii<^. 
\'ile oaths, the hoisteious mirtli, the wanton soiii;, 
Were constant heard within each horrid den 
Where these vile drinks weie retailed all day lon^. 
'Twas sad indeed to \ iew such tiltin pen 
Filled with poor mined wretches who once had heeii men. 

X \ X \ 1 1 1 . 

Thron^hont the xillaj^e there were inan\ such, 
And as a consequence f^reat mischief done. 
It is snr})risin<i: and has <^rie\ ed me much 
To think our Maj^istrates ha\e laurels won 
By doin»j what all devils view as fnni 
Why tyrant a license to each ( iroj^i^eiN 
When it is evident men onlv run 
To those low places for iniijuitv. 
Till thev hccome as vile as wicked men can he? 



JM» 



TIIK 



Al I MM I. I' \> I Mil. 



Our I';istor'. frii'inl \v;is om- iiinonj; llu' iiiiml>ii 
'I'liiit lii-l r;imi' fuiw.iid opiiiK l<» •>t;iiiil 
( )ii "lot;!! .\l»-l'miin.c," nor did lu' sliiinl>iT, 
Kilt !«' till' wiiiU Kill williiiLj luMil ;md luind. 
( iooDW ( ii{ I II kiR'W thi», ;yid has iii^ :it loiniiKind 
A littlf lii>iiii' lu'ld a iiiritln;^ lluri-. 
Ill- spoUi- will) wanntli in laii'^iiaiii' Ixild \ it Maud. 
l'-<iiiu; siR-h ai;4imuiit* a- madi- iiu'ii st;ni' 
\\'lu> went fi»r sal\ <>f fun, luil ;;<»t •.imu' licit*.! fare. 

XL. 

With ivady tact lie showi'd the nu-aii'* insidious 
I'st'd oft h\ th()»i' who sold tlu' diiinUard diinU 
To Imv him on 1)\' stimulants oMi\ioiis, 
Till lu- lost ".i-lf-fommand and icasi-d to thiiiU. 
TIk'ii sh()\\(.'d him tottiiiii'j; on the feartul hrink 
()f till- u idi'-opi'iiin^r ;4ia\c and dninUaiirs lu'll, 
And triithfiilh <lc'scrihnl how link hy link 
()(' saired til's \\ iTi' >-(.'V«.Tc'd, as the spilj 
Ciivu daily -tronijir, and a sot lonliniied he I'ell. 

XI. I. 

And now he drew as with a masti'i'^ hand, 
.\ \i\id piituie of sad family woi-s; 
The lirokeii-hearted wife oft foreed to stjuid 
lietwixt her ehildren and their fatlur's hlows— 
He mad with rum, thus trampliiiLi- Nature's laws; 
Or ^a\e a lite-like sketch where parents \ ic 
In drunken riot, e\erv da\ tlu' eaiisi' 
( )f stritc and discord, the ])oor home a sty 
Where tilth and ra-rs surround tliem, till like heasts the\ die, 



.\ 1 . 1 1 . 

Anil then he jjaxe with most consummate skill 
A true description of Sohriet . , 

Where man and wife walk up, and down Life's hill 
In sweet conjuj^al peace and pietv; 
Their love increasing as more years they see, 
Their children '^lowintj up like oli\c plants 
To love and cherish much their memory. 
And it' need he in A;j;e siipplv their wants. 
Then meet with that reward whicii (iod to such still ";rants. 



TIIK I'Alllill I. I'Asloil. 



^'7 



M III. 

W'lllli' lu' \\;|s s|K;ikill;; tlu'li' U ;is ^niuf l\lit«.'imilt, 
And ;il tlu' iiu-i'tliiy;'«< ilt)«»f :i iuiimIk r i:iiiU' 
To si'4ii till' IMi'di^i', r\|)ii">^iii'4 iiiiu'h (lili^litiiu'iit. 
\\i ><>int' Will' tlKTi- who >liml\ ;i\v.i\ in ><Ii;iiik-, 
Miitti-riii;; tli;it tla'\ wi-n- not ;i whit tn lilaiiu- 
V'>y till.' |)u()r ill uiik;irtrs late, alllunp^li lluv had 
I'snl L-\i'V\ iiK-aiis to Ixi't'p aU\i' tin.' llanu- 
W'hii'h Imnu'd tlirir \ itals and luadf thcni (jiiitc mad 
Thai tht-'xf «.'s(.a|)i' diii.' piinishnuMil is fai too had. 

x I . I \' . 

I hrii UKuld tr\ to spfak in\ mind in hi iff 
I poll thi' ri'inptTaiui' miiMiiK'nt ».iv I |)aNs 
'I'o othi'i sfi'iii-. fitlu'i' of jo\ or j^iiif. 
In which our I'astoi limnvs -lor ahi^, 
" Man's l)(.'st laid mIh'iik's aif oiilv hkt' to i;rass 
W'hiih s])riii^s up tor a si'ason and llu'ii dii's." 
|iist so this (pifstion "mon^'st tlu' world's >^\\-a\ mass 
Soiiulinu's sffiiis ^^aiiiinj; yidund, hut tlu' I'of plies 
I lis s|\ iiisnariii"' arts ;md all ii'forni diliis. 



\o\\ \\h\ is this? C'an anv tell mc whvr 
Sonu' tlcl (piitf sure all wc now want 's a law 
I'o stop tlu' <^odless tiafVu'. These rcl\ 
I'l rhaps too miuh on man to strike the hlow 
Whieh is to hrinj^ the fell Destroyer low, 
()thers are sure that it is useless (piite 
To eurh the monster. These ne'er felt the j^low 
()f pini' l*hilanthidp\ mo\e them arij^ht 
(h they would rise and .lim to erush this demon's mi^ht. 

Try this seheme, friends: Ia-I all true Christians stand 
i''ast in one I)od\, and use fer\ ent jjraver 
And self-denial, that the Isold's ri<;ht hand 
May he stretched out to hreak each chain and snare 
Which hinds mankind. Then let it he our care 
To act consistentiv in all we do. 
Of restiii<j on an arm ot' Mesh hewarel 
For in this case our ])lans will all fall throu<;h; 
\Ve shall he put to shame and feel deep an<(uish toy. 



JiS 



riii; lAiiiii 11. PAsroH. 



M;i\ wf no ()))p()rtimity lU'^'krt 
Of" sprt'adiii*^ wide tlic (iospcl's joyful soimd 
For thosr w lio never do indeed expect 
'rh;it (iodV rich )>k>sin<^ will their steps surround. 
Tiirice li;ij)p\ shall we he if we are found 
ICn^ai^ed still thus when )esus calls us hence. 
Rise, Christians, then, and let vour zeal abound I 
The Sa\ ior calls I In earnest now coinnience 
This (jodlike work, and let his name lie Nour defence. 

XI.XIII. 

I now resume mv simple narrative. 
To tell how (ioonwoK 1 IIS reached their home a<;ain. 
More strikiuLT views of them I yet must ,<^i\e, 
If I may strike mv harj) and use mv pen. 
To me who rank not 'mon<^st well learned men 
'Twill pro\e a task of no small maj^nit ude; 
Yet after hard hench-lahor, now and then 
It ti^ives relief from much solicitude 
To sit in mv arm chair and torm m\ verses rude. 

XI.IX. 

Once more our friends are j^Iidinjj o'er the road. 
While their clear hells most livel\- music make. 
The sleiii,hin<; i^ood, and past each loii^ abode 
Thev swifth fl\ and soon a sitle-line take 
To <4ain an Indian village near the T-,ake. 
Here thev intend to spend a little time 
The poor Red Men from sin and death to wake 
Bv speakiui;- to them of those Truths sublime. 
Which can renew the souls of men sunk low in crime. 



The Indian Chiefs received them with much pleasure; 
Thev saw in (looowoirrii what did suit them well. 
Of outward charms he had an ample measure, 
And his fme voice was like a deep-toned bell. 
These all combined cast as it were a spell 
Over those hauji^hty ranjjers of the wood. 
And made them ponder what he had to tell. 
It was a si<^ht to see those natives rude 
List to (lod's (iospel-messatje in a serious mood. 



THE KAITHFII. I'ASTOK. 219 



r,r. 

Tlicy listened, iiiid the Holy Ghost witli powei" 
Sent home the word to some of sa\ aj^e heart. 
These sinee lia\ e seen ijreat cause to hless the hour 
III which our Pastor visited that part. 
A tew, (lee})-skilled in hhiekest heathen art 
Were full of ra<^c and would have done him harm. 
Hut lacked the ))ower, w hich hut increased their 'mart. 
Meanw hile tlie others with fresh fcelinj^s warm, 
Pressed iiospitahie rites and (|Uelle(l the tierce alarm. 

Ml. 

With these he had some \eiv earnest talk 
Of that obedience which the Lord reciuires 
I'^roni his Disciples, to ensure a walk 
Such as mav tend to curb our vain desires 
And nurture that which to all ^ood aspires. 
He deemed it proper not to jiress at first 
The rite Haptismal; and while one admires 
His views on this, another seems to thirst 
[•'or full initiation lest he die accursed. 

I. in. 

This from an Indian did excite surprise; 
liut soon 'twas known this man had heard before 
A hint of it tVom some one he thought w ise — 
One trul\ skilled in stron;;; Sectarian lore. 
To trv to set him risi^ht (jOODWonrii forbore, 
At least at that time, as too well he knew 
Men oft in controversv feel more sore 
On thiuiijs of which thev have but partial \iew; 
That the\ w ill arniie most for what to them is //czv. 

I. IV. 

U]:)on the morrow ere thev tot)k their lea\e, 
It was arran<red — (iod willing — to return 
Within a week or two those to receive 
Into strict Fellowship w ho wished to learn 
(jocTs will, which all in Scripture may discern. 
That in C'hmvh standin<^ thev a liii^ht mii^ht be 
To their poor friends w hose state retpiired concern. 
This settled, (iooDWOu rifs then most cheerfullv 
Resumed their jonrncv home to join their fainilv. 



:Z() 



hi: I AIIHI tl. I'AMOK. 



I.\ . 

I'lir t]i>t fl'w miles in safety soon tlit'V passed. 
And naih the edtfe of a most dismal swamp 
Stiftc-hfd out licfoiv lliiin in dimensions \ ast ; 
A hii^^e recei)tai.le of j^loom and damp. 

I'inTe sa\am' wolves and beasts of siieh a stamp 
Mi^ht lod^e seenre and plan most daring- deeds, 
(jloomv tile prospect, thoiij^li the solar Lamp 
Was full two hours from setting, and the steeds 
Restive heeome and faster i\\ as instinct leads. 

T.\T. 

The men knew well what the\ had to expect. 
And sent a ])i"a\er into their Father's ear. 
This done, thev did no proper means neylect 
To meet what danj^er nn<2;ht be hoveriiijj; near. 
And also strove eacii others'' hearts to cheer. 
Snifter the horses speed o'er the rou<^h lo<^s 
That foiin the road, and now some wolves appei^r 
llunurx and tierce and fresh from noisome l>o<^s. 
To pounce upon our friends w ho lack their taitht'nl do^s. 

i.\ II. 

The imn'derons j4ani; now sprin<j^ hut miss their prev, 
And plunt^inif in ileep snow \ent forth their ra<4"e 
In horrid veils, then strive to reach the sleigh. 
iV'^ain thev fail; attain afresh en»ja<^e 
With double fmv bloodv war to wa<4el 
\'ain their attempts. A Mi^htv Hand unseen 
Aids those two men. This does tlieir fears assuaLfe, 
And nerves their arms, and keeps their minds serene. 
Or thev had failed to tell how g(<od the Lord had been. 

I.VIII. 



The sw amp is cleared, vet on the smoother road 
Their speed they slack not till they reach the house 
Of a poor drunken settler then abroad 
On his nocturnal revels, while the spouse 
Was left to mourn his oft-indulj^ed carouse, 
And tremble for his safetv from the cold. 
NO sense of danijer e'er could him arouse 
l""rom his sail sunken state. Drink had sucii hold 
On his i^ross appetite he seemed to Satan sold. 



TiiK lAriMiri. PA^roK 



MX. 

And vet the wife, tin- mother of lii> liahes, 
NeV-r l)rc:itlie(l rc})io;ifh ai^^iiiist lier low -siiiiU mate. 
Such love a> her\ it is which >oiiietime- sa\e-> 
,\ wretched hushand from a ihiinUard"-. fate. 
'Tis true such love is ott repaid with hate. 
And <lriveu to distraction wi\ es mav sav 
Hard thin;;^s of men who hiim;' tiieni to a state 
')f heartfelt woe, ami dri\e their feet astiav 
l''rom N'irtue's paths, until the\' shun the li'^ht of da\. 

I Jut here and there a character shines forth. 
As in this case, most worthy of all praise. 
For this sweet wife was one of matchless worth, 
.\nd her dear name should j^race mv artless la\ s. 
If I l)v that means could her triunijjhs raise. 
She was in truth a nol)le heroine, 

Whose brow mi^ht well have been hedecUed with l>a\ 
Vor deeds liUe hers throUL^h e\er\ a;^e should shine 
To show the sireni^^th of Lo\ e and pro\e it is (li\ine. 

I.XI. 

O, woman! who has skill of mind or pen 
Those feeliui^s to portrav that I'll th\- I'reast? 
.\11 we vet see are ijlimpses now and then. 
Which make us lonj^^ the ukmx' to know the rest. 
Self-sacrificin*r w oman I thou 'rt possessed 
Of that which does enable thee to bear 
A load of misery on thy heart impressed 
Mv wronjjs from him who should tin sorrows shaie. 
And make thv dailv weal his ever constant care. 



I, XII. 

His home in that far Xorth wild wilderness 
Had naught about it which could tell the tale 
Of what that mother suffered of distress. 
For hope — fond hope had kept hei- strong and hale. 
It was still w^isperintj she would soon prevail 
I poll her husband to renounce his sin. 
This cheered her heart althou<.{h her face t^rew jkiIc 
With anxious care how best she could be^in 
And what means to emj^loy that she miijht victor\ win. 



Till-; I Aiiiiiri. I'AMou. 



I. XIII. 

Si) ( jnoDwoinii found licr on that hitter nii^ht 
With h()ii><c (|iiit(.' trim ami tahlc ncath hiid, 
And lioptful still thoui^h in a serious ph^iit. 
As wc h;!\(.' iiintcd, verv nuich afraid 
IasI her dear man slionjd freeze. " lie is," she said, 
■•As ^ood a hushand as I could desire 
Hut lor his t'auh. He always hasdispjased 
.Suiii lo\e tor me that I will never tire 
Of lo\in<; him, thou;4ii none m\ eonduel ma\ admire." 

i..\i\'. 

And saving' this she would have irone alone 
The iliscnt one upon the road to seek. 
Her ai(k'nt lose eonspieuoUsK shown 
Oil tiiat occasion, anil 1 fain would speak 
ller praise witli trumpet loni^ue, though she so meek 
Mi^ht liiush ti) hear it and feel half offended. 
Now ( iooDu (iiiMis tliou;j;ht that one whom the\ <k'emed 

\\ eak 
\\ as hcst at liomi', \ it the\ her Io\e connni-ndi'd. 
Anil \ 111 until, lid to ^ii, !)\ trust\ do^ atli'udi'd. 

i.x\ . 

'Twas not in vain, liehind a hu^e pine tree 
The man, o'ereome, was l\in<^ fast asleep; 
Nor could thev rouse him, so tar ijjone was lu', 
( )r tVom the cold or from j)()tations deep. 
An unseen I-.ve did faithful \ it^ils keep 
( )Vr that pour sinner thouyh he knew it not; 
And thoughts of this has since ott made him weep 
Tears of triii' penitence in that lone spot. 
Which i^ave to him a lesson that he ne'er forijjot. 

i.xxi. 

This spot was \erv near to where he li\ed. 
And the kind friends Diink's haj)less victim hore 
To his ow n home, hoth feelin<^ truly grieved 
That his sad state would make his wife's heart sore. 
And now the faithfid doj^ trots on before, *• 
Most clearlv ijlad because his master's found. 
Anon he whines and scratches at the door. 
Which makes his mistress' heart within her bound 
As she peers throuij^h the dark and tries to catch sunie sound. 



THK lAnilHI. I'Asloi!. 



l.X\ II. 

I'^Mcli iiioiHciit sccnic'd ;m hour :i> thll^ she stood 
In (l(nil)t. (.'xpci-tmi^ sonu- ^ii-'iit l'N'I iif;ir; 
And w Ik'U thf\ (.anic- the -iLjht ni'^h fro/.e \>.vv l>lood. 
She tainting- tell, throii^^li mingled Liiief ;nid teai'. 
Meaiiwliile tlie eliilchen in the eliainl>er liear 
A noise lielow, and lea\e their --nui^., warm l>ed, 
riien in deep --oiinw \ iew tluir parents dear, 
And hi;^, warm tear-- each \(»nn;;hn<4- treei\ shed, 
l'\)V tlieir idea was that hotii were lyniL^ dead. 

i..\\ III. 

Our tVieiids knew hetter and stio\e eagerly 
To slid their cries and consciousness rc-toit' 
I'nto the sufferers. Soon with joy they see 
The niotlier fast reco\ eiin;_'^ ; her tlie\ lioie 
Into her hed-room that tlie\ niit^lit <4i\<.' more 
Attention to the (hunken fatheTs case. 
lie in deep stupor did most loudh' ^ikhv 
And looked iinite fri^iitfiil with hdstd)itten faie, 
W'hiih kept him lon;^ in mind ol" that hi-- <4ri-at di'-<irace 

I . X I \ . 

Next tiie\ riih hard with snow the ho/en paits, 
I'ntil the tlesh displaxs a ruddy tilow. 
This task accomplished thi'\ willi li<4hter heart-- 
Deeper concernment for the mistress show. 
She, (|uite awake, most anxious w as to know 
Their full opinion of her partner's state. 
The f'aNorahle answer made her how 
ller heart to (iod tor this his merc^ L;i"eat, 
In haxiiiL;- kept her man tVoin such an aw tnl tale. 

I. XX. • 



I'rom hed she rose and pressed on them to eat, 
l)Ut (JooDWOK'i'ii asked it he miii'ht >^o to prayer. 
.She t^a\e consent, and 'tore the Mercy .S^at 
Thev poured forth thanks for all their I^itherV care. 
And pravcd that all within the hou--e mi^ht --hare 
(lod's rich forj^MviuLj love, and e\er he 
Devoted to his service: so jiiepare 
Hv constant practice of true pict\ 
To join the heavenK ranks a happy family. 



rill'; lAMiii I I. i>.\-^i(ii{. 



i.wr. 

And iiuw tlir\ (.-at witli keenest appetite 
0| the ;_;()(>(1 tliinL^N m) temptiii'^l \' displaved — 
Prime \eiiiM>n with hread liDth -.ueet and h^ht. 
And rharniinn' luilter as e'er h(iu>.e\s it'e made 
W ere with tea. laeam, and i ieii |)reM'i\es aira\i.(i 
In plentifnl '-uppU upon the tal>le. 
Tlie-e, l)aeked h\ weleDiiie. all their toil lepaid. 
And tlu'\ toiind haekwoods eiiei'i" indei'd no fahle; 
^ et to paitake theieof tiieif hostess was not alile. 

i.xxri. 

Their nol>Ie team the\ eaiue so near foi-j^eltin;^, 
Had heeii pro\ ided for with eare bv one 
\\ ho ^ave his patents no just eause for tVettiiiL;' — 
A rather small hut \ c r\ hopeful soti. 
Around the hla/itiLj hearth-tire the\ heL^ani 
To draw their eliaits to dwell in eoiiNeive pun.' 
Another hour on what the Lord had done; 
1 low 111.' had ke|)t tluin all tVoni death seiiire 
And eaused their lo\e and taith through ttials to eiidiiii, 

r.xxiii. 




K\.\l\'. 



He also lirou<i]it most foreiMv to \ iew 
The nvcd there was of "total abstinenee " 
I'or sueh as he; and step l>v ste]i lie drew 
I'he man alon*; till an oVrw helniin<; sense 
( )!' his ^leat erime made him w ish to eommeiiee 
At onee a life ot" strie' Sobriety. 

He si'j^ned a jilediije and straij^btwax batiished thence 
The fier\ tluid. his ^reat enem\-. 
And did theneetorward keep liis pledj^e most saeredU . 



TlIK »• \i I 111 11. I" \^ i(ii; 



I. XXV. 

TIh- lirc';ikt;i>-t oVt, our two tVii'-uls lijidt' .Kruu 
'I'd p;nvnl>, ihildivn, in tlu-ii Uimlly way. 
"Fwiis iii)\\ tlR-ir \si-h ti> pu^-li tlu' jiuinu\ tliKHf^li 
Hc-foii' till' c\<)--v of tli.it short W'intti- (l;i\. 
Tlu' Sun \\ ;is lip ;tii(l iikkIc :i j^imikI (lispl;i\ 
I pull ilu' tn-t's ;iih1 shniliN on (.•\ciy IkiikI; 
'riu'sf :il| wcTc il;i(l in silvery ai r;iy. 
As it' transfornu-d liy some Nla^iiian's waiul. 
Hill 'twas the work of Him who counts the ;4raiiis d' 



IIKI 



i..\\\ I. 

I'^oi throii'^li the nij^ht a fhan^e had taken plaei' — 
Siieh as we fie(|Uent \ iew without surprise. 
Rain falls and tVee/es— this is ott the case — - 
And trees look prettv to our outward eyes. 
Hut is this all that siieh a \ iew supplies: 
Can wi' not trace a Mij^hty Artist's skill. 
Which competition from mankind dehes? 
Then let iis learn to re\erence Ilim still. 
Who forms these heautcoiis scenes accoi(lin!4 to I lis will. 

i.\\\ II. 

Dear ( ioohw i>i! i ii ^a/.ed upon the ylitterinn steiie 
I'util his soul was tilled with ecstacy. 
I lere he ])ercei\ed that (iod indeed had heeii 
To clothe dull Winter in <j[reat maiesf\ . 
To ilim it was so tuU ot' poetry 
That he was led to frame another la\. 
Which seems to me to hreathe sneh melod\ 
1 must e\ 'n <4i\e it without more dela\, 
.\iid rest in hope 'tw ill li\e tar, far hcNond my da\. 



I'AsroKs s()\(. ON iiii: I i{(>s i-woKK oi- A i()Ki:>i St km:. 



Last niij^ht's air was keen and the snow la\ around; 

All the trees, stript ot' leaves, wen- (piite naked and 1 
And naui^ht hroke the stillness so \ery profound 

.Saxe tlie jiu'L^lc ot' liells as we passed o'er the track. 

And little we thouLjiit of the sorrowful state 

Ot' that fond, loviuii' wife In whose bountiful cheer 

Our needs were sup]>lied, nor yet dreamt of the fate 
Impending- o'er one — to her heart e\er dear. 



>iacK, 



:j') 



I II I. I \ I I III I I I' A-^ I (lit. 



A^ litlli- i'\))ihI(.'(I tlu' I louds of ili'-|.;iir 

II;in'4iii'4 ti-nilih |)i i"4n;iiit willi i'\ ils mi dii i.- 

\\ iMild .ill (|iiiikl\ \Mlli-^l1 ill all^\\ (.T to |ir;i\iT, 

And sw ii't i-onitoit spriuL; toil li from tlic- mid^t of tln' fnv. 

As litlK' w (.' tlioii'^lil tliiit the link' ri«>iii<; l)l;i>t 

\\ oiild luiii^ r;iiii to traiisf(tiin i-v iiv dniU fonst si-ciu- 

I'o riilnii'ss ot' splendor li\ iiothiiiL^ Mirpassid 

That \\ I' mortals liavi' witiussid of woiidirs trireni'. 

\ oil iiiapU- trees lii'iid with their sjUfiN load 

I, ike the trail sons of" earth under ponderous wealth. 

Tlusi.' leel keen atlliition their eoiiseieiiees ^oa<i. 

^'l■t the\ heed not the \vaniin<4 till DtMtli eoiiu- I'V stealth. 

.\iid thosi', thouL^h the\ look <iii this eahn, suiuu da\, 
To he rohed in pure heautx so strikinj^lv yiand. 

Should Hoiea- arise his least mi^lil to displax, 

W oiild he siript ot' their ehaiiiis 1)\ his meieiless hand. 

And \ onder d.ark pines that seem still to aspire 
'I"o pie-eminenee o\ er their tomrades helow, 
W'hieh shine in Sol's ra\ s like hu^e masses of lire, 

To tlie earth their ])roud heads ma\' he soon made to how. 

\'on oaks, which, like kinj^s of the forest appear. 

With their thiek, eiooked hranehes all eoated with iee. 

Never dream that the loss of their splendor is near, 

Tiiat each hianeh ina\ he hroke In the wind in a triee. 

I list so we \ain mortals indul^^e foolisli pride. 

When we deik our poor Ixxlies in splendid attire; 

And oft has thi' Tempter suceessfulh. tried 

Willi sueh means us to lead to most sint"ul desire. 

low seldom we think that the i)iiiniii\e use 
( )f the lirst suit of elothin;4 hv Adam and Iv>e 

Tas not lor adornment with trapj)in^s prof'use, 
l>iit as i()\c-r tor nakedness — t^uilt to relieve. 

This lesson more fre(|ueiul\ lirouj^ht to our view 

Miti'ht preserve ail our souls tVom mueli sorrow and sin, 

.\iid make us more anxious each dav 'o renew 

Tho-e achuninns w hieli Christians should all have within. 

With rcHectioiis like these in true pleasure I L^aze 
On this landscape so fair — so transceiuienth- luii^ht, 

And utter inv h.-art's tcvl)le tones of sweet praise 

'V , mv Fatlier who formed it l)\- Wisdom and Mi»^ht. 



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hnni;'-. 



i.x.x \ iir. 

'I'liii'- til ;i miiiil 1)\ sjiiivd 'I'riitli iinpii— i-d 
N;itini- ;it all liiius i> ;in opi'ii honk. 
And Ik- who ifinU iiriyhl is trnU lili'sl. 
ISiit all, liDU iiiurh liri' tcaihiiiLT' wi' n'ciluoUI 
( )iu- will! his Siriptinf (iiiidc lias (Hiitc foisi.ok 
Makes In r an iilol, and Ikt praises sinj^s 
In warnu'st strains; he luais in t'\i'i\ nook 
( )!' Ik T domain a thousand dilliTinl thin'^s 
I'loilaini Ikt (iodship, wliith to hini nukh |)lfasuii- 

i.\ \i\. 

Anotluv, dreaniin'^ hv is tanj,dit ot" (iod. 
W ill hai(ll\ dei>;n to look on luT s\\ eit \'mv. 
His tlxt mav jiicss the tlowcr-lK'span^did sod. 
lint to admire the earpet would dis'^raee 
A mind so holy, and perhaps displaee 
Far hetter thon<;hts \\ iiieii rist- within his hnast I 
In suili a one 'twere ditlienlt to tr.iee 
The inthienee ot' Truths snhlime exprisv^,! 
\]\ nuv (irt'at Master in disioursi' to us addiisvc'd. 

I . \ \ \ . 

As on most (juestions, mine's tin.' middli; \ iew . 
A\n\ looks on all ereation as the work 
( )t' (lod All-wise, most kind and mights too. 
This trees mv mind tVom all \ain thoughts \\ hiih link 
In its recesses, dissipates the mnrk 
( )t" idol worship and reli'-'ious pride. 



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In its recesses, dissipates the mnrk 

( )t" idol worship and relij^ious pride. 

And makes me proof" 'i^ainst each insidious (|iiii 

Thrown out hv those who do mv \ iews dericK-; 

hose judgement seems to me from truth and rea- 

I.X.WI. 



on widi', 



In musings deep or lively conversation. 
Till.' time tlies ipiickK as our tVii-nds draw near 
Their woodland home, which, after st.'paration 
So lonj;- tVom thosi- it holds, is still more dear. 
Anon, friends' farms successively appear. 
And at Luth's house thev stop to rest awhile 
Themselves and team. There the\ lack not <4"(>o(l cheer 
Xor kindly welcome, shown 1)\ many a smile 
'rom man and wife, a lovin<^ pair ipiite free from j^uile. 



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I.XXXII. 



I'niin I.titli tluN Uiinu'd ;ill llu'ii- dfiir folks wi-ir Wfll, 
Anil this iiliivid iIkiii iVoiu aiislilx ; 
Sii ii.iw uitli Lfi;itct'iil l^^.•al■t^ awliili- tlav ilwiil 
l'|)i>ii thiisf tlu'iiu's uhicli dear lo SaiiU> slioiild he — 
Spokr of till' lo\i' displayed >o la\i'>lil\ 
III joiiriu\ iii<j[ iiKTcii's, wheivsoc't-r tluv Wiiit ; 
or ^ood acioinplislml tlioii<rli with ino(k>tv — 
|{\ them as instruments most timeh »<ent ; 
Aiui thus an liour or two was proliiahK spent. 

I.NXXIII. 

I'll' \er\ loii^- the\ i(.-aclu'<l their own ahode — 

That .\'c.v/ well lined with Low, Content and I'eaee, 

Where true home feeliiiLJs in eaeh hosom fjlowed, 

Anil siilid eoinfoits dav h\ da\ ineieasc, 

liidiiiiiL; ipiite fair to last till lift' shall eease. 
This their retnin the tiust\ doi^s liist hear, 

And the\ h\ jo\ ous harkin;4 rouse the i^eese. 
Tile dueks and poultrv, which in chorus clear 
Al oiue their \ oice; raise, dieamiii'; tliat harm is near. 

i.wxiw 

'Via- liouseiiold listen to the noise outside 
A few short moiiu'iits, w hen the \oun<i^est son 
Stinck 1>\ a pleasant tlioiij^ht coulil not ahide 
Longer suspi.Mise, hut in a trice he^un 
To don liis hat and L;lo\es. hoth ijnickU done. 
lie hurries tortli and h\ fair Luna's <rleam 
llis e\es lieheld what made him faster run 
'I'o liid the loM'd ones welcome, and the team 
To house, and .>,n\e sueh tood as he mav tittest deem. 



I.XXXW 

The two well loaded with tlieir tra\elin,L( j^ear, 
NLike for the cotta;4e fast as the\- can <^o. 
•There the thr'.-e females cheerfullv appear 
Determined thev a w elcoine will hestow 
Such as most virtuous minds alone can sliow . 
Sweet smiles liedeck the mother's comelv face. 
The daughters too with jov are all aLjIow, 
(^uite pleaded to have a kiss or warm emlnace 
From tho^e the\ love so well at such a time and place. 



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l.\ \ \\ I. 

UiMiliT. (lo-i ihitii poKSfss im;i;4iii;itiiiii r 
ir >»<>, jii^t iiNf lli;it |)riiii>ii>. f;iriill\ 
Ami i'lin with iiir in iii;ikiiij; ohsi-rv ;ili<>ii 
()ii li»\ I- siiius (lr;i\\ II fViiiii tliis (|i;ii- f;imil\ . 
'I'lum ;iit iiu CM\ ».-(liip|)|)i r, liiii \ ti I sii 
An iiiti'ir^t >|);nixlmL; in tli\ i;iiiu'~l f.iii' 
W'liiili -.liowx tin IkmiI (Inili <^(i ;il.iii<4 with lUi- 
A^ ! ^wrh si'iTi'i^, (III iin hi'st tt> trail.' 
Anil hull! tluin np to \ iiw to hiiulit iii\ i;ui'. 

I,\ \ \ \ II. 

Iina'^iiii' thin tlii' idhH.iI ri-rrplinn 
That 1 aii(i\r ha\r l'irl)l\ tiinl ti) |)aint. 
Mv piitmi' has tin- rharni ot' no (li-ci-ptiun 
A thinv; ot \\ iiii-h thiTc's i>ft nut much iiinii)laint. 
IJi'hiild thi'- l(i\iir_; haiul witlmut ri'>traint 
(iathfiid amnnil ihc i'\ tniny's >>i>caal Ixijnd, 
I'^ai'h in -iii-h franii' <it' mind a^ ^I'liu- a Saint, 
IC\L'n ill thi'ir catin;^' hdiiDiin^ the I.uiil, 
A- lhi'\ with ti'ni])i'raiui.' ii>i' w hati'ii tlirii' nuaii- afford. 

I.N \X \ III. 

Till' fathir in most trul\ I'a-tofal >t\li- 
S])()Ui' of till- dan i,a'is iIk'\ had jiist pa^^i'd tluduuli; 
Dwelt on the iCni^Iish si'tlk'f'> diMth awhiU-, 
And till' swi'i't conduit of the w idow, too, 
I'ntil the listc!icr> had enough to do 
'i'o calm tlicir tcclinj^s ami iv-^traiii their tcar^. 
Their >vnipath\' was j)uie, to natuii' true. 
W'hicli niadi them decjilv feel tlie ■^rief'- and fear- 
Ol" t'ellow mortals; and their t'atherV heart it cheers. 



I . \ \ .\ 1 .\ . 

lie next informed them of the low sunk state 
()f that new \illa;4'i' where he meetings held. 
Ilow some few men were ^ iiatched from drimkanrs fate, 
I low drink's most worthless tralllc had heen i|uelled, 
Ani\ prejudice 1>\ force of Truth dispelled. 
Next of their visit to the Indian tribi'; 
Told 'who recei\ed the Truth and who repelled 
Its intlux to their souls and .Satan's hribe 
Received, which did of Life Eternal them deprivt. 
16 



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I Ml'. I \l 1 III I I I'As lOU. 



XC-. 

Till- wolf iKlwntiiiT :iml liui>ii:itt'«. m-«i' 
Uirii\i(l iliK- iioliiA' ;mtl i;ilUil loud fur praisr 
'I'd lliin wliiisi' hiiiul tlu'V miiM «.ii iU';irl\ Maif, 
W'Iki had u\n^t kindly laivd f<M lluiii alua\^. 

'rill'll IIk- />i'\,i/nny ;|t oIUl' llu\ lai^l' 

Totlu^Old lliiiidri'd," till' iinmnilal air, 
'I'lii' (.U-ar, full iianutiiiv nf u hii-ji displays 
Sill li sUill that inortaU imw ma\ well dr^pair 
or iiiakiii;,' heller tune though they ha\e laleiil> laie. 

\i I. 

'I'his done onee nioii- thi\ nad (iod'- holy Word, 
ChoosiiiLT siieh portion as their minds may suit. 
Then in ^real rexerenee Uiuel with full aeioni, 
And fervent |)ray, though all save one are mule. 
Ale there who deem sueh aels of no rei)ule? 
Sa<l is tlu'ir state, lor lhe\ have iiothin;^ leaiiied 
As Will worth learniiiLj. Will the\ this di-puler 
Al,is, poor simiers, you are not eoiKi'ined 
Thai \ ou have Christ refused and thus \ our soul's ^ood spuriiei 

Mil. 

We'll draw the curtain while the lamily sKep — 
Sueli sleep as pure eonleiitnienl e\er Initios; 
A\ i\ w hile iLjood AuLjels o'er them vii^ils Uiep, 
Let 's pause a little tliat m\' rude harp's stiini^s 
Max he drawn tin'hter, that my Mu>e her wini^s 
Afresh ma\ ))lume, ere she completes her son;^; 
I'or she has \ et to sinij: "f" pleasant thini^s 
And the rewrsc, so she must needs he strong- 
To execute her task as time last Hies aloiin'. 



XC 111. 

The occasion I will take to introduce 
More full\ to my patient readii's \ ie\v 
This worthy household; wiiicli will I'c ol" use 
In after scenes, as I my tale renew. 
Jost'ph, the eldest, we ha\e seen was true 
To (lod and Nature in some trials ^reat. 
Much like his father year hy year he <^rew 
I'ntil he reached to manliood's t'uU estate; 
In maimers iiumhle, and in jjreachiii;^ gifts t-rst rate. 



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\\ illijiii. till' \niin'4ir, s\ .1- iiul i|uitc *<> '4i;i\r; 
Ah kiinl in luMil, lull '•till muii' lijitlu' jikI fiii'; 
(^iiiti- si'iiuiis on (ni.;isi(iii». :iiiil m<>s| li|;i\i, 
'I'luTc \w\v ll'W \i)iitlis moll' juvr.il'K' tlijii lu'. 
Ill Suiuhiv sc-liuui 't\v;ts lii^ (k'li;^!)! l<i Ik-, 
Tlirri' Ik- ^till k'll tin- sitii^iii.u :iiiil luoU |);iit 
III ti';u'liiii^ liiiMii'ii tlir •• i^rc.it M\-hi\ 
( )!" ;_;us|H'l li nth, .tiid m:iiiv ;i I'liiMi'^li lu'.irl 
i\'ll til. It till.' Iiiss (,f iiini wDtild \ii'!(l mui .Niii^ Miiiirt. 

XI \-. 

Tilt' •^i'.ttT^, \(.iiii;^t'r still, 1 niiist t'omparr 
To two t':iir rosfs \i'r\ |,iiil\ Mown; 
Who, thoii;,'h tlu'V li\(.'(l in the \vo(»(l>, win. (Khoii.iii 
As iiiu towiTs ^irU I h;i\i' vwv known. 
Tlii'lf skill in lioiisiw il\ r\ was ilrarK ^liuwn 
In tlic (lisiha. m' ot" all their household duties. 
The\ both had \i>iees of tlii' swi'etest toiir 
Not shrill nor haish, luil more like what the lliiti.' is. 
And were Ii\ all who saw them looked upon as hianlies. 



\c \ I. 

lint thisi' wi'ii' naiiL;ht compared with I'ailh and Lo\e 
l*()ssfSM-<l h\ hoth, e\iiued h\ all tliiir aets; 
And iiothiii'j pleased them hetler than to piuxe 
Tliat pure Religion iie\er an^ht Mihtraets 
l''iom real eiiio\nieiit, as is shown h\ faits 
W'hieli all who run ma\ read if so inelnied. 
' Tis true onr l'\itliei e\ ermorc exacts 
C'om])lete ohedieiu-i'. hnt oni' heaits irfnu'd 
l>\- tin- Spirit thronLili the Tinlh know all 's in \o\i- (Usi^nii'd. 

Clarissa and Lonisa were the names 
liestowed noon these (lau'''hters at their hirlh, 
And 'twas toretold In some attendant dames 
That each when i^rowii wonld ha\i' inicomnion worth. 
This propiiecv :^a\e rise to harmless mirth 
In after vcars, and led the j^irls to say 
That ill their coiuhict there should he no dearth 
Of io\elmess, for fear it should hetra\ 
The fame of those Lfood dames still li\ i.i''- in their dav. 



rilK lAlllll II. I'A^KiK. 



\t \ III. 

"Surclv tliosi' parent'- must ha\c' hfcii wfll off I" 
SoiiH' reader !iia\ exclaim in seoni oi' je^t ; 
I Jul if 'twere iiol so there's nn need to scoff, 
And il it were I lia\e the truth e\pressi.(l. 
Mine e\es lia\ e seen some paieiits (piitc as l)lest 
In all tlieir offspring-, and 1 hope to see 
^Iv own dear children in their da\' attest 
That what I write is true, and e\er he 
A lovinj;, happy hand and useful faniily. 

xc ix. 

r ha\c an aim in makinjr tliis dij^ression, 
Can anyone divine what it tiia\- he? 
Thoui^ii woX. a Papist I will make confession 
And clear at once the seemiri^- mvsierx . 
Liith had a son now i;rown to man's decree, 
Who made ])r()posals ibr Clarissa's hand. 
And (ioonwoKTH thou-^ht for auij^lit that he could see 
It was not well their wishes to withstand. 
So let things take the way they were ahead} planned. 

c. 

And Joseph, wisliin<i^ not to be behind 
His darlin<^ sister, cast about liis eves 
And soon found one possessing crcnerous mind, 
Whose fund of worth jiroved his selection wise. 
Her name methinks the reader mav surmise. 
For it was Rutii and also Luth, a maid 
Who did prepare for matrimonial ties 
In prayerful spirit, and who ne'er bctra\ ed 
That I(jve of coquetry by many girls displa\ed. 



CT. 

Roth these young folks had followed the example 
(Jf worthy parents, and a-^ Christians stood 
Tn that young Church. Their worldly means were am2:)le 
At least for such as wed from motiyes'good. 
]?esides if needful they could earn their food. 
Which made their marriage j^rospects bright and cheering. 
Things thus fu- settled they did all they could 
To haste the nuptials, and grew more endearing 
As the auspicious day tlrew nearer its appearing. 



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( ir. 

Ai^ain thf Sal)l);itli day caiiiL- diiK round, 
And ( iooDwouiii nirt Ills tluck willi I km it f (.It i<)\-. 
Once niKrc Iif faithful picaclicd '"IIr- j(>\ tui somid," 
()y tau^lit iIk' Saints sin's ll'ttcis to d(."-ti<)\, 
And liow their time and talents to einplo\ . 
'I'hen just het'ore the '• IJreakiuL;" ot' the IJread"' 
lie ot his jomMiey s])(»ke in manner cov, 
And dee]) attention hv the C'hureh was paid 
^\s he recounted nieicies sent h\ L'iirist their Head. 

t tii. 

I'pon the work especial stress he laid, 
Begun hy (Jod amongst the poor \<.vd Men, 
And moved I>\- sae red zeal he lioidlv said 
That sonietliin^ mu^t he done; hut how or when 
W as for tiie Ciiurch to sav. .\s he stood then 
Chosen of (jod and them to oversee, 
Ilis little llock, he could not <^o aj^ain 
\\ ithout (lepri\ ini^- some of Ministiv 
Most needt'ul at that time if he would faithfiil he. 

c i\'. 

He t'urther said it was a settled thini:,^ 
With him that if the Holy .Spirit call 
One to the Pastorship, no ijood could sj^riiii^- 
From frequent ahsence, for the Church needs all 
His time and talents; and should ill befall 
A Mock so left (iod mij^ht the ([uestion ask, 
" Why didst tliou lea\ e mv sheep and lamhs at all? 
I [placed thee there; attend thou to the task 
If in my smiles appro\intj;- thou wouldst wish to hask I" 

c.\'. 

lie cited mam texts to prove his \ iew,"^-' 
.Vnd felt much L;-rie\cd some Churches in oui^ da\- 
ShouKl to their 'n/f crest he seldom true, 
And I'astois for slit;ht causes tutu awav. 
I'^rom peison.il ohserxation he would sav 
That man\ li.n who make a ^reat profession 
IJeyrudire the mite so needful as the pa\ 
Of those whose Pastoral woith's theif sole possession; 
W ho could not wink at sin nor make undue concession. 



Si'c at least one aindiiijsl many in I IVtor, \', 1-4. 



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hi' ^;(i(l. •• (jiiitf (>\ fildok 



■•SuiiK' fi>Ik>., ;i'4;iin." hi' ^;(i(l. "(iiiitf (>\i.'r!(i<ik 

I lie iialuiv of llu' otlui' :is hiid dow ii 

I'mt Churches' i;"iii(l:iiK'c in llu' hoix i><)i>k. 

Ami ^n!)^t iititi- opinion^ of tlu'ir own. 

Siii'li mi.'i.-t tiK-ir f(.'ll()\v t 'hii>ti;m-- with ;i fiowii 

It' tlu'X iii-ist iipi)ii tho v*^rri])tiirc' phin. 

And (k'l'iii him littli- hrtli r than a clown 

wi. I. aK <i. :.. r.\ . . • 1 



.MKl (k'l'iii him iiltii- hriliT iii.m a clown 
\\ ho JKi'^ the ci>iira;4i' tlicir false \ ii'w s to sc; 
And should he not desist mi;;ht place him mid 



w s to scan 

lei hail. 



" /'////>■ .•■<>//// ///<■ Li'i'tL ill all ri'li^ioiis nialters, 

As t'.ic tiling- iieedlul should our minds im])ress. 

We '\ e nautili to d,!) with the unseemly talteis 

()f creeds and cei'einonials on which stress 

Is !,iid h\ main who the Truth proless. 

Tile Scriptures leach that I'astois dioukl lake heec 

To all their llock. that taith and holiness 

.Ma\ <4ro\'> apace: thai lhe\ the sheep should teed 
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.Ma\ <4ro\'> apace: thai lhe\ the sheep should teei 
W'itii llca\ cn-!iispi)rd food accoidin^ to ihcir neeil 

oice of him 



I \ 111. 

'• Iiiil C'liurchcs for most part make cho 
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'• rml C liurchcs for most part make choice ol h:m 
\\ lio docs a sj)Kndid pleaching:,- talent show : * 
( )r cl-e lhc\ si'i'k lo :^ratit'\ some whim 
Lesi hearers sjirmld iheir i)iirse striiij^s ti^'hler draw. 
' Tis cas\ i'of one taiiLiht of (iod to show 
'I'hal those so chi'scii cannot well lullill 
i'riK' i'astoial diit\, which i'oiisi-,ts, -vve know, 
li! o\ c'lsi'j^hl according to (iod"s will — 
ot l.iH\ls li'cr his ////iir/'lai/cr^ l>ut humhli.' still." 



'Idle Church a^ii .'d in w iiat the Pastor said 
And Luth su'4;4ested that vounn ( iooDuoiM ii mi_i;iit 
Act as ICvan^elisl in his lather's sk'ad. 
Should he 'fore (iod consider it (|uite rii;ht. 
lo-i'ph assured lliem it 'a as his (K'li^ht 
To aid ill an\ wav his Master's cause, 
l)Ut thoUL^ht that all should seek t'or hirther lii^ht 
\\\ fervent pra\er, and theii'tore would pro])<)se 
To leave it unto llim from whom all wisdom flows. 

* The iv.itliiir wr)iilil not lilsL' In hi' inisnmli-r.'-hioil. All hi- inlands to s:iv is lh;it at:ilinl 
lor iiriMi'liini."^, Iiowi'vcr i;oo(l, is not tin- only r|ii:ilil;c;ition lor I'lldtr or I'astor. Sic 
I rim. iii. .ukI Ti!. i. 



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ex. 



Tlii- \\a> (k'Urinini'd 011 and tlus attLMukd 
Into I Ik •• SiipjKT of till' Lord '" in love. 
( )ihi.' inori- lluir Sail it'u*.' of I'raix.- ascended 
I'roMi L;'iatct'id liiarls unto tlicir ( iod ali<)\«.', 
W'lio liL'ard it all and did mkIi acl^ a])])r<»\ e. 
Kc'fivshfd in -oul oikc moir tiiey separate 
In tVieiidh manner, as it does helioxe 
Tile joint posses-oiN of -^neli lilessini^s <4reat 
As lieii> of Miss and .L;lor_\ in a fulure state. 

I \i. 

Thninnliout the \\ I'ek the nuinlieis fieely .u'ave 
I nto this suhieet due eon^ideration ; 
And lost'ph looked, to an\ious tViends, more ^lave,- 
Was oft in ])ia\cr or \\ iap])ed in contemplation. 
The f.ither. who of this m.idi' oiiseix ation, 
lCiicoui:iL;ed him to tVankly speak his mind. 
This led them soon lo mutual explanation 
And fulkr contldeme. which all I'omhined 
To lead ihem hoth to he unto Cjods will risioju'd. 

!t caused a siru'^^^le in that |)ari'm'- l>reast 
'I'll j)art willi oiK' j^rown dearer e\er\ day; 
And Joseph at tiie liist felt (juite distresseil 
.\t leaving' iViends >o \ei\ far away. 
As was hut natural, thoughts of weddin;^ lay 
Would also cioss iiis mind and make him siL^ii; 
r>ut \ I't he felt determined to display 
True Christian courage and him-elf deny, 
If to ills teliow men "iwonld liriuL;- Redemption nii;li, 

( Mil. 



The fathei saw no \er\ ure;it (u'casion 
l"or much of self-denial in the case. 
The l>i ide-e\i)ectanl would with small persuasion 
Share anv trials he nuLiht iia\e to tace. 
Ik'sides tile Indians would i)re])aie a place 
With lu-edful comforts, sliould he there remain. 
*T\vas therefore liis advice to seek tor Grace, 
Such as the work tlemaiuk'd, and thus ;j;ain 
The u;lori()us Reward w hich faithful ones ol^tain. 



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C\JV. 

To lliis tlio ^(i:i made not tlu' k'a^t oliji'i'tinn. 
And >i) llic inaltii >t()()d till nrxt LordV l)a\, 
W'Ik'II, a-« Xhv C'lnn\h appioxcd of the- ^(.■Ictlion, 
Mmh nntl'i^iud Iom' iIkn all to him diNpla\ ; 
Ri'joicini; to -ft.' oiR- so \<>nii^ <)li«.'\' 
DutsV strong im])uK(.-, and to (iod comnKiid 
riuir imKli io\ (.(1 hrothcr, \\ ho \\ ithout dchu" 
Ma(k' pre paiation that ciX' thf wtvk's end 
Ik- inif^hl the Indians reach and to his work attend. 

t x\'. 

At the retormed Inebriate's house he called 
In passiiiM-, ;ni,l was trnl\- jj^lad to (Ind 
rile man hi-- \ iie inveterate had controlled. 
And \\ a- !mpro\iii^" dai!\ in liis mind, 
lie o\\ iK'd that had his wife not proved nio^t kind 
lie miL;ht lia\e lieen a^ain to drinking- di(i\e. 
This Idvfph hears, hut hopes the pledge he si<_^ned 
Would he some s;itej:.-uard if he should lack lo\e; 
^ et ur;4(.(l him much to seik for help from (iod ahoxe. 

c \\ I. 

To miss the swamp lie took another road 
Not so (Hrecl. l>nt ])lea'-anter l)\ fir. 
Most hol\ feeling's in his hosoni flowed 
As he L^a/A'd on the i^litti-rin;^- I^xenini^" Star. 
Till' sUi^-hiu^' j^ood, such traxelinii- was no ])ai' 
To hi', --wtet nuisini^s as iie nearer drew 
I nio the \illa^■e where he had to war 
With heathen darkness, and for au^iit he kiu'w, 
\\ here trials i^reai and nian\ mi^ht hi- steps pursue. 

c\\\\. 



On his arrival iov sinivre was felt 

l!v those who hail the (MyspelV sound n ^ardi'd. 

'I'iu'se in full council passed the Wampum Uelt, 

And ])v their contidence his zeal rewarded. 

None had ilu- inlhicnce of Truth discarded 

Who tirst professed hv it to lie made free, 

And 'twas their w ish, since nothing now retarded, 

To he haj)ti/i'd w ith due solemnitv, 

hat tho-i' who disjulieved mi<'ht their ohedie-nce see. 



TUF. lAirill 11. I'ASTOIJ. 






(.Will. 

TIk- I'liMcliiT this |K'rf(>inu(l 1>\ full iiumi. I'-iDii 
Of tliu wliok- Ixxlv in tiic (Iccp liliic hikf. 
.\ii(l none l)iit those wlio c\ idi'iici'il i."<iii\ ii '-iiui 
Did of tiial liolv oulinaiiCL- i):iit;iki'. 
I stntf not this tVoni ;i desire to \\;ike 
Anv contention in a ChristiaiTs hi east; 
I rather "strive tor thin;^s w iiich peaec do make," 
That I niv love tor all saints may attest. 
"I'liis conrse 1 lon;^' iia\e deemed the wisest and the !>est. 

Those thus l)apti/ed in fellowship then stood, 
And as instructed, to Christ's laws attended. 
Their souls re])osed on llis atonin;^" hlood 
Vnv t'lill salvation, and their li\es commended 
The savintjf Triith to those who were ollemleil 
At the lirst pieachiiiLj ot' tiie joyful News. 
What these heheld their outward ra.ijje suspended, 
And now no lon;j;er daretl the\ to accuse 
The rreacher of \ile motives and his work ahiise. 

t x\. 

I'or some few weeks lie lahorcd liuMc \\ ith pleasure, 
And his Red hrethren lilted on him to take 
The I'astor's oihce, hut so ;4ra\e a measure 
Demanded time for its importance's sake. 
".Should I he spared." he said, "• 1 wish to make 
Mv life a useful one where'er I li\e; 
To Dut\"s call to keej) my ear awake. 
And as 1 have received to freely '^ixe, 
Aimiii'"" to show I wish for no alternatix i.'." 



With this resolxe so \er\- frei'K sjjuken 
We hid the Ked Man for the time Adieu, 
I'or other scenes most clearl\ do lietoken 
That Li'enial pleasure is not lost li« \ iew. 
The lo\ers to their vows coniimu-d true, 
And fixed upon the iollow iii^;- \ew \'ear's day 
As hest for entering- on their duties new. 
When it was planned a Wedding- jaunt to pay 
In visit to \ia;4ara, manv miles away. 



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•|IK I \I1III I I, l'.\s|i)|i. 



CWII. 

TIk' tl;i\ aniwd ;i luiv.Iit and flu'iTiii'^- (nu-, 
W'itli wliirli caiiu' Sritlns oil Uiiid tl)nii'_;lils iiiKhl. 
Tlu'lr - ratil iiilr I'nr \\ii;..i ilir \.,i\\\ had dour 
rin.\ \\!<!it(l lo -lio\\ li\ lo\i and siilt-laiui.' -pint 
I poll tluir I'a-tor, whom lhc\ \ ii-wcd a^ hiiil 
( )n '^i.t'kin^ ihi'ir ad\aiilaL;c' ^ilUl• ]\v lanu-. 
( )iu'. h\ a luii^lilior. had two tmls(.\s tiiI, 
iiolh liiir xdiiiiLi hinU. w(.-l| ivd and \rr\ lamr 
A ^ill \>. hith Will nii:^hl |)al ■-omr riihi. i' iiicii lo shaiiK'. 

twill. 

This iK'i^hhor hroiinht upon hi-' own aiToimf 
An i.'wc an<i ram of movt Mipiiior hii'fd. 
AiiolluT had a \vV\ lair amount 
Ot' ^ijlrndid timotliv and (.'Iomt scxd. 
A fotu'tli '^ood niapk- sUL;ar a> his nuid 
Ik'stowfd with liiandi.'-i smiii"- and modi-t niii.n. 
A fifth had apple's, of w hith all a^ri'rd 
Thfv wiTi' till- hi'-t tlu\ in that i)art had -ten: 
W'iiik- a >i\th lirou^ht ^avuvk sausa^'i-s (|uiti.- tii-sh and (.lean, 

Thi'sc- as an axcfa'^^i- sample of the ^ifts, 
I mi'iitlon nuii'K with a \ it-w to show 
Thal (iratilude is ])ul to no mean shil'ts 
In kindlv hearts whose !o\e kei'ps them a^low . 
Those w ho ha\e nau<4^1it hut water to heslow 
I'pon a thirst\ Saint, ii-w aid w id L;ain 
l''i"om IleaxeiTs hi^h Kin'4', who lo\es to lia\e it so. 
\\\' must from siKviiiiL;- al small ^ii'ts ivlVaiii. 
l'"or the [)oor widow's uiite ilid j^rtat reward ohtain. 



e\\\ . 

Suiprise and io\ that Christian family felt 
At this displ;i\- of lo\ e and platitude; 
While \'.ith their friends llie\ re\ ereiitlv kiu'lt 
To _!j,"i\(.' (>od thanks, tlu\- for lieh I>lessin^s sued 
I'^or tile kind doiiois, now more sf ron^K' \ie\\cd 
As brethren in ihe \er\- stroin^est bond. 
lOaeh at tiie Mere\ Seat their love renewed, 
And heart to heart did fer\entl\ res])ond. 
All merelv worldU' j^leasnrc this is fdv heNond, 



I1II-. I \l I HI II. I' \^ 1 CI!. 



2,V; 



c x.w 1. 

'riii-< pa^t. tlu' in;nri;i'^t' knut \\;i-. (iiiitkly tii'd 
I'tir thu>i- \iiun'_; Will inalclinl roiiplc-, \v1t> appraiid 
111 all io-|)iits wi'll pUa^t-il am! -ati-llid. 
'I'his tiii.li-(l iiiikh to klip tlu' i)aivnt-- ciu'cii'il. 
And ti> tlu- frii.'iiil-< afDiiml lluin inoiv tiitk-ari-d. 
Tlu' widdin^ frast partaVn, tluy stK.ii pi\ i)ai\- 
For their \ntyj^ ii>iinu\, a- a rhan^i.' lla-y t'caiid 
III tlu' line w (.'alliLT, which ini;4iit make mati-. hare 
And the ;4(Ki(l ^lei;4hiii,u >p.')il--a thinu h\ no means rare, 

e\\\ II. 

On that <leliL;htl\il jaunt I nt.-vd not dwell, 
()nl\- to sa\ that all tlu' dri\i- enjovid. 
When Nat'- iiturned eath had a tale to tell 
( )t" the Li'ieat L'ataraet'-- wtuideis, iie\er \oi<l 
()!" thiilliiiii' inten^t to minds eiiii)lo\i.d 
In \ie\v!n;4 Natnre ri;4^hl. I now would ha^-ti- 
I.e--t m\ dear riMtk-is llrl tlu'insiKe-- annoyed. 
To linish wliat has hrouL^ht me no -mall tasti' 
( )l" Poet's ji.\ , and ofleii has m\ heart solaeed. 

t \\\ III. 

That eailliK plea-iire V not without allo\ 
I'oets ha\e suul:; and s;i^i,s oft have -.aid, 
A\u\ none did e'er sueh pleasure lonii" enjoy 
Without hein^ to the -ame eonehi'-ion k'<l. 
Our Pastor's dear I^ouisa took to hed 
Soon after New ^'ea|•"s \ isii to the I-^ills; 
Idv S])rin"4 eame round slie howi'd her io\ely head 
To Death's stfrn siimmon-I \'et sweet hoj)e eoU'-ole'- 
The iVieiids for lo-s of her, and undue L^iief I'onlrols. 



c .\\i\. 

Her death-hed was a scene 1 l<i\e to \ iew 
With ehastened pleasui-e, lor her faiih was sIioul;-. 
She to her .Sa\ ior had for \ears heeii true. 
And then to lie with Ilim did daily lon<^-, 
Vet not inijxitiently, for 'twould he wron;j,-; 
Hut w ith stron;jj f'oititude — so calm and pure 
That one who saw her left tlie World's ^ay thion; 
And since has had L:,reat trials to endure, 
Put found the Sa\ ioi's aid was e\er near and sure. 



240 



rill'; I All III II. r \s 1 oi;. 



* \x\. 

I'»ut liitK' now iiinain- lor im- to ^iiiin', 
Nol lli;it 1 iiKitliT l;uL :i l;iim- sii|)|)l\ 

Into |)oilic jo\ if 1 should tr\ 
AL;;nii to tuiK- m\ li;ir|), ilii> iimc liiid In 
At Duty's call. ()iir triiaid ami spouse li\e' w luTc 
W'r found tiiian liisi. William .ind will- aiv ni<4li, 
And with their I'liildn.!! ihoici'st coint'oits shaii-. 
W'liilc Joseph of the K>.^ Men's Chiireii takes Pastoral care. 

cwxi. 

I, nth and Clarissa own a ^ood sized farm, 
Will tilled, Well stocked and fi-oiitiii',;- to the Lake. 
Around their hearthstone l)o\s and LjiiK do swarm, 
So that they soon a larger iiouse nnisi make. 
Some memheis of" tile Chureh now sometimes take 
Their tuiiis in preaching-, and the elder Lnth 
Shares Pastoral duty foi- his Master's sake. 
.\s Deaeoiis they have men who lo\e thi' Trutli, 
.Ml pro\ inj;- that the Church is in a sl,-.te most sooth. 



cxxxir. 



'I'iie Lord's F(ir<ict-»ic-iio's i^row everywhere 
Alonix tile Christian's path as lie pursues 
His llea\enward journey. And a I'ather's care 
(ii\es each sweet odors and most lo\elv hues. 
And they tlironi^honl the darkest da\s dilfuse 
A ]>a!my fraLirance strikinj^lv delicious I 
\'et we, vain mortals, olt thesi' sweets refuse 
And choose instea<l that w liicli is most pernicious, — 
'I'hus wandering' far from (Jod, who always is pro])iti()us. 



Misciiu.AM'.ors i'()i:ms. 



li;\\v AM) iii;K ii:i i..\\ii!. 



I>\ till' ^idi.' of li mi'K in. ml", 

In a liuinlilf cl;i\ -huiit tot, 
Li\(.'(l a widow \ ir\' poor 
W'iio i\cc'i\i.(l lici (lail\- slou' 

A-- tlu' Loi'd"^ i'"iii-L;'i.t-mr-iiot. 

W'itli luT li\(.'d luT iiltlc ^iil, 

IMitliL' and pivUx I'lia- c\ (.'d | nir; 
Sill.' woi'L- golden lock-« in cnrK 
Wliich showed Nature w a^ no tlnnl. 
If it did not make her \ ain. 

IMaiii l)ut ueatU' \va■^ she (he>--ed, 
With iier lot was (|uite conti'nt. 
No ^reat eare> iier mind op|n'e---Ld, 
She with eheerfuhiess \\ as hle^sed, 
While in woik her time was spi'iU. 

Came there l>v the eol one day 
(^uite a numerous Hoek ot *hee|). 

Lamhv did Iw their mothers play, 

(Jne was in a sicklv way. 

Which called up Jane's feeliuL;-^ deep. 

lie who (hove them, hard of heart, 

Did that sickK lamh ahuse; 
This increased \(>un<; Jennie's smart. 
It went through her like a dart, 

Wonderin;^, ^ would the man refuse 

"To i^i\e her that pre1l\- lamh 
Which appeared so like to dier " 

Came the thoui^ht to her like halm 

Her distress of mind to calm, 
As she to the man drew ni''"h. 



Misi |;|.|. \ \ 1 < II >. i'(iiM>. 



W'luii In lilin slu- m;i(U' ri-(|iu'>.l 

.\ll-\\ C'U'll lu' In >lll 1\ tnlli-, 

" Slu' mii;lit li:i\c llu' lillU' |)(.'st, 
I'' >: il \\ :i> ;il \ i'i\ lifst 

Mm a lii';i|) (if skill mikI Imuil'sI" 

|i>\ fiill\ sin.' took tlu' pri/i- 

In with lu'i- |(> tliiit link' t(tt. 
l'li;i-in(. lilli'd Ikt sj);irklin;4 i-vi'-, 
I'dI' till' I;nnl) li.ul (.\;isi.'i| it> nil's 

li)\- it rciicllfll so s;|fi' ;| sj)()l. 

IJki' ;i fosiiT nil it Ikt sIr- 

NiHsi-d il tiii'M with LfcntU' caw, 

Till il '41 *-^^ i" tiiiH t" hi' 

L;n^v ;is ,ni\ shi'ip \(.u si'i-, 
Fi'il upiiu siiih scant \ lari'. 

i\iiil its \v<i<il ill oiii- sliort vi'.n 

l"<ir sdiiu' hi'ttiT ]Kistiiri' pavs 
And a-s.sts ihr hi';i!l In iIuti- 
( )f that widow , w h(i had fi'ar 
I'lir thi ciiniiii;4 WintiT davs. 

C'aiiif thi'iv sdoii sdini' truulili-s t^iiat 

( )n this piKir, small tainii\ . 
llr who owiR'd tlu- lai^i' I'slatc 
Where they liveil, had sunk of late 

Into ;j,reatest jxisertN'. 

L.)st he all iiis w ide domain, 

Di-ionrj.,! to j;iil heeanse of di-hl. 

He w'onld not of tale eoniplain, 

If tliat widow ini^ht leiuain, 
l>iit consent he cduld imt j^et. 

lie who to(ik their kind frieiuTs place 

Acled a iiKisi erne! part. 
All niit^ht see npon his face 
There was not a sinqie tiace 

Of a kind 01 !:;entle hcaft. 

And the widow was foihid 

l^) I'eniain another week. 
Steiidy he her jileadinn's chid, 
*'-\ll snch tenants he would rid, 

And fresh (juarteis make them seek." 



MiHCKI.I. A \ i:«H^ I'ol MS. 



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'I'liii'iitrni'il if tlu'\ wniilil not \xn 

I Ir I lu'ii :ill \s oiild dike ;i\\ ;i\ . 
'I'lii>' w ;(•> ^-iii'li a hr;iv \ l>li>\\ 
SlrkiK"-- l.iiil llii' mollii'i' liiw: 
Tlii'x Will' llm^ iilili'^id III vi;i\. 

l-ii' llu' tiiiu' li.iil >|iiitf i\|)ii > (I 
|)ii\\ii llu' ;iii'_;r\ himlli'itl c.iiiu' 

\\ il li :i 111:111 \s li< Mil 111' hail hill il; 

lji|iii>r slri.ii'4' ihtir 11 mr.i^i.' liii'd 
'i'ill thi'N fi'h nil SIII--C' 'it' >h,iim'. 

Sri/.r the'\ Ii'iiiin's pi'itlx pti, 

C'lil it-' t hn lal ami lra\ r it thi rt.'; 
Thcii till' inni'-c'hiild ^iiimIs tin v ;^rt — 
llcfl not ho'.v tlu' (kar mn-. fict 
\\ hrii tlkir tot w a> iiiadi- -o hau'. 

Saw till- Lord th:! \\ irUc d ik I'd ; 

I )id llu- \\ ii!o\s "■> |)ra\ it a\ ail : 
Si'i', \ ou fui'lla'i' on iua\ ii'ad. 
What tlu' Lord liad jii^t (k\iVi.d 

In I \\v ^i.i jUi'l I il" ni\ tak'. 

Tlinnik'i' iloud- hiiii'^ oxfihrad, 

\\ hik' thii^c •^hoi Liii'4' at'ts w rir dom, 
I'orth lIu' lii^htninL;"- arrow ^\)vi\, 
(inidrd tlurt.' il >tiiKl\ thriii diad, 
L'ca'-v'd to hrat thcii' lu-arts of -tone. 

All \\ ho hrard the widowV la-i', 

'rho-.c- who -:!w NWeel |i'ini\*- tear-, 

( iot (or them a hetter plaee. 

Hade them wear a eheerful faee. 

Trn-t in (iod and calm their li-ai-. 

Said tlu' w idow to lu r Jam', 

"Saw \ on how \(inr daiiin'4 dii'd r 

1 )iil it of the aet eomplaiii : 

je-ns a- a Lanih was -lain, 
A- a Laiiili wa- ei m. ilied. 



" Tlii- was m the sinner s sli'ad, 
I'his was done for \ on and me 

I'or onr sins he frcelv hied. 

))i)wed to Death his sacred laad 
( )n the shameinl enr-ed t lee." 



H\ 



\II>1 I 1,1 \ S lot V IMIIMN. 



lliMnl lh;it loM'lv 'jfirl flii'>»i' tliiii;;>.r 

N'l'^, mill iIkI lii'liivi' llu'iii luo, 
l'';iitli it-' l)li'ssiiu_rs to In r liiiii^'s, 
Ami (mmI's "^ikkIiuss oil s|u' >-iii.'4>«. 
riii^, (liMl iimiUt, \oii iiijn i|o. 



TO A VI:KY TAI.I. SlXl'LOWIiK. 



( ii'^aiitii l1o\\ii- with m;iii\ '^oidin f;i( i-s, 
\\ liy i'liinln."'l thou so \t.i\ liin'h in ;iii r 

Art loth to ■>ho\v tlu' WW siiKilU'st trans 
< )t swi'fi liiiinilit\ with aspect (air: 
\\ til. v\Li\ '\\\n\\'^>\ iiK'ii tlu'N art.' h\ tar too rari'I 

1 oil ha\t' lu'aid how thoii in deep di'votion 
Dost loljow Sol, till' <4!orious kin;;- of I)a\, 

[f this hc' true, pcriiaps thou sctk'st proi..o|ion 
'I'o his hi'^li courts, th\ spli-ndors to displa\, 
A\\'\ da//k' all who \ icw th\ hrij^ht ariav. 

I'oc'ts \\ I.' know art' strann'iK ;^i\i'n to dii-aniinL;', 
And thus it (.auK'— they ail thouj^ht this of tju-c-. 

'Tir true", sonictiuKs tin xillow Howers do sti ni ui 
Inst such :t mood, and this tlic\ cIkuuciI to sec; 
l)Ut those \\ ho watch thee closeU will aurcc 

That \ et these ilowers ;it times face all the (piartcrs, 
I'Last. W'c-t, and North as well as snnn\ South, 

,\nd I ha\e si-en them like most patient mart\ rs 
IlauLC thus for day^ in time ol" Summer's drouth, 
^MthoU'L^h such weathci' did not stop their growth. 

Thou tallest of the tall amongst tin fellows 
Look'st like a kiuLif. vSo full of majestv 

Art thou, tliat this alone tlie truth mav tell us 
Why we no humhie mien in thee can sec. 
Tliou only how'sl to (iod who fashioneil thcc. 



\ll>i I II \\ I fit s {•((I.Mn. 

It I lii* lie -i> 1 1 II Ml .III ,1 i»«-Miii li .u hiir^ 

Til. ill \\li'i\ii\\ lli\ iii.iin '^I'liliii I h.iiiiis; 

And all llii> liiiK- :i "iTinoii Ii:i>.| jiitii pri.Kliin;^ 
Vn ini'. ;ni(l imw im iuari iMwanl iIkt waiin-, 
rill I W'Mild '^lailU savi' tlur t"iiiiii rnis!\ |iariii'>. 

riii> ma\ imt j.i'; aliiatlv tlnxi ait (iiDdpiii^ ; 

A Irw nicHf liaxs will sirlp tli\ >.|i!rii(l<ii - dll". 
Ami \s lun I'lipst iiiiiK's li' liiiil ili\ tall I"! in ^tc mpiii'^- 
111' at tli\ iiakidiR-^ |Ki haps iiias ^n'tf, 
I'liil lu'i il Mill, "t \\ ;i-. Mill lii-ili\ ihanii- t" i|c it't. 

Simile '\\ rr. I k :i\ r I liii' ii<>\\ , and llii^ until |Miiidi i , 
riiMii lia-t Inllilird llii- ta-k allcllrd tlici-. 
' llavr / dixfliarmd the clili'^atioii-^ undi r 

W'hiili I la\ ill (iod' till- wnildr Ah iik'I 
A liii--t III" iiii|Ki lilt ii ms 1 tan ^ci'. 

riini 111 iiu- imw, lutipii' I ira^i' in\ '•i,\iiiin'i 

i'akl' th\ ~-tI(Pll'_; li'ssull \i.T\ niiiih tn hlMll. 

That whili- I am up Lill*- r<»unh la<ldii' rlimlnii;^ 
I ^tlll iiKiv ^I'lU to ait a piiipiT |)art. 
And -iriv i' t(i I'lMili-'- :iu rt I )ial li w il h hi- ilai I. 



r.lKTllDAY llloKillTS AND ASriRATlOXS. 



\\i:iiii;\ i>\ M\ I nil! 1 \ ->i;\ I'.Niii ini; run \ • 



\\ hat sok'inii llioip^ht- imwd o'ci in\ mind 

A'^ this L'Miitful da\ miixc'-- on. 
I fill must fdivihU iiuliiK'd 
To stri\i' somi' ])ri>prr s\(t!(U lo lind. 

In praise of (iod for what lii's done. 

And win? I'or sf\ I'll and thirl \ xear^ 

Ik' who at lirst ni\ hc'iii;j,' '^Us v 
lias siill upheld ine, calmed m\ fears. 
While ]iassini; thioii^h this \ ale of I'lars, 

And on ni\ iotiine\ to the j^rave. 



n 



\6 Mist i-.i.i.A M:()rs I'(>i:ms. 



'Tis then Init rijijlit that I should take 

A ictrospcct (il iny past (la\s. 
'Phis done in faithfuhicss will make 
M\- huinhlc lyre aloud to wake 

Its c'\i.Tv striui^ in (iod's pure praise. 

Then let m\ iViemory reeall 

iCaeh strikin,'^ seene through whieh I've passed 
\\'hat strong emotion tills my soul, 
As the\ in (piiek sueeession roll 

Ik'fore m\- woiuk" mg ga/e at last I 

I feel m\ ehildhood's joys once more. 

Again I pass its sorrows through. 
Of richest mercies what a store. 
In health or else in sickness sore. 

As if In magic spring to \ iew. 

With all my sins upon my head 

I see two near escapes from death; 

Then is a feast hefor,. me spread, 

And I on heavenly food am fed, 

The precious gift of God through faith. 




(), Vhat a miracle is this, 

That I am saved from hell and sin! 
Predestined by pure Grace to Bliss, 
Mv soul in transport hows suhmiss 

To (jod, and hopes a crown to w in. 

Then mav I mourn my past neglect 
Of all thv goodness, O, my (iodl 
Henceforward may I more respect 
Thv just commands and still detect 
'Those lurking sins that bring thy rod 

Should I be spared another year, 

Mav one great thought my bosom til 
To let it to mankind appear 
That I am but a pilgrim here, 
lust left awhile to do Thy will. 



Mist KI.I.WKOIS I'OKMS. 



'47 



Hut Lord, thou know'st I am but weak; 

Impart fresh strcnjjjth tliat I may he 
More and more anxious still to >eek 
The <^oo(l of souls with spirit meek. 

And thus pro\e mv siiieeritv. 

And here I would once more recortl 

The fervent Ineathings of my soul, 
That thou would'st richest (irace afford 
To all mv children through the Word, 
And still oiu" ever\ act control. 



SOXG TO THE LILY OF THl: VALLEY. 



Lilv of the valle\-, this brief poetic sallv 

At the verv least is due imto thee. 
Th\ fragrant wax-like flowers all freshened bv Spring show- 
ers 

Seem puritv embodied unto me. 

Lily of the valley blooming near the alley 
Of the little garden close to n/v home ! 

Lilv t)f the vallev, I fain would gladlv rallv 

All the powers of sweet Fancv to mv aid 
To describe thy form retiring, which I cannot help admiriny 

As it peeps from its broad, leafy shade. 

Lilv of the valley^ etc. 

TJlv of the vallev, thou verv well dost tallv 

With mv notion of a irodest, gentle maid. 
Thv delicate bell-cluster .na\- lack in grandmn's lustre, 

^'et thou in true beai.iv art arraved. 

/,ily of the vallev, etc. 

T^ilv c)f the vallev, Sol -carcc with thee daie dallv; 

He plants no rose-bluihes on th\ cheek. 
Vet indebted to his powt r art thou from hour to hour, 

^\nd his beams play with thee Viide and seek. 

LJiy of the valley, etc. 



J iS M |Ni I 1.1, A m;( >i V i'()i;m>. 

I.il\ of tlu' \ ;ilk'\ , (k'fin not niy rhymin;j: folly. 

I'oi 1 l(i\i- loth tin foiin and thy ^^■l.■nt ; 
And thi> i-- (.lil(.'tl\ true a^ thou ki-- i-st in iIk' di \\ . 

WIlik' th\- licad ill \)urv nioik'^tx i^ Ix-ait. 

/,//)' 'V ///(' :'.7//('i'. vie. 

Lil\ of the \ alk-\ , liltit.ni near nu ^aick'n alk'v. 

.\n(l -"iic'd fortli th\ tra;4iain.\ around; 
I '11 lliink a'- tliou art ^-fow in^;- of tin- hlossonis ihoii ait 
>ho\\ in^' 

To nu- \\ liL'n in nni-iii;^' 1 am toinid. 

A/7l' of ///(■ va//cY hlooDiiii;^' iicar the alley 
Of I he little i^ardeii elose to my lumie. . 



DAISY, 1 ham: SOICHT FOR WWX: 



l)ais\. 1 ha\c' xiu^iit fof thcc 

In the <j^ai(k'n, on the lea, 

1C\ t T since 1 learned to roam 

I'rom mv nuieh loved Kn_Li;lish home. 

Once 1 owned a little \.\\\\\<^ 
Called a daisy here ahoiit, 
And it hloomed awliile in S]:)rin;4, 
l)Ut the Winter froze it out. 

"Tw as a pi^^mv flower at hest, 
'i'hou^h in red robe it was dressed. 
English daisy's lively mien 
■\e\er 'n it-- face was seen. 

When it died 1 did not fret, 
\or a dirge sung o'er its bier. 
Some few plants that I have met 
L'laimed at least from me a tear. 



MIM J.I.I.A \ l-.ul s |'o|,M>. 



-19 



\(i\\ \\ hat i> il that I ■-ii.' : 
Daisies ^rowiiiL;- (Hi a tiicl''' 
\\ hitf and doiihk' — w iiitc a- -unw, 
lliin(ln.'(|s of tlu'in in full lilow. 

i A'l nu' look aw hill- at tlu'in, 
I]\tai throujili ~-\\ iit i'aiu\'- r\ r-. 
I]\i.'r\ tlowcrV a pcifcct l;(.iu. 
And as -^ikIi I will it ])ii/i.'. 

lUit let I'aiicN stand asidi.', 
C'onnnon tnlks nii^lil nu- ikTidc 
'riiinkin'4' somc'thin;^ aikd ni\ I'lain, 
SJKnild [ such a thiii^- maintain. 

\\ L'll, 'tis all as line ti) nif. 
l-'anc\ still shall ha\i' llu- s\\;i\. 
That /)aisics /irrc i^rov: au a tree 
/ mean to insist al\va\ 1 



THl': CHARMS ()!• U'M:. 



i\sii;ini;i> ro \\\ w II i:. 

The lilacs are ni)\v in the lull thish of l)iaiit\. 

The fruit tfees ha\e blossomed, tlu' tulips are L;a\ 
.\n(l birds' '^ushinL;" nielodx points out our <lut\ 

To (lod \\ ho doth bles-^ iis so \astl\' eaeh da\ . 



IJrilliant \eibeiias in lieli rol'i-s ;iie ^li'win^'. 

And spireas their fair sil\er glories maintain. 
\\ bile \iolets and lilies their eh arms are bistow inL^- 

'I'o add to the splendors of" sweet I'lora's leiii^n. 

^' Tin* liiossi'iiis (»t tlic (louhlu tiowc'i'inu" iIkmtv Irut*. I'lu-v ltr;ir ;i i;t\.it i(>riii!'l.in< i- 
to ttic wltitc tlonlilc (l;iisy of Knirlisli tririlcn-;. :ir, 1 in f.Kl v.ci'i- |in>ri(miK'i-| to liL U\c- 
.-iiiiK- l>v ;i lailv trii-n(t of" mine. I took ihc liint u'kI urnU' tiic ;iI>o\a. 



-•^O MIS( KI,I.A\K<M S I'OKMS, 

(), soon will the odors of bright l)lushiii<; roses 
I'nitc with the woodbines in tV:i<^i;nice complete; 

I-"or hoards of their ineense this tine month discloses, 
To all who are fond of a Lfarden retreat. 

X'ibnrnnm Opnhis* its snowballs is foiiiiimn", 
The peonies are readv to bnrst into bloom, 

K-ude lioreas has ceased for awhile his diead stormin^^ 
And Xatnre at last has i^ot rid of her i^loom. 

In tlower-bedeeked fields or \ ast woods at this season 
1 wonld 'twere nn priviletje to frecpiently roam; 

I hit fear such indnlLfence niij^ht well be termed treason 
Aj^ainst the sweet duties and pUasures of Home. 

I'hen since this solacenient In ''od is denied me, 

I '11 i<.\ that in fancv it still is niv lot 
To ro\e with m\' ow n lo\el\ ICllen lieside me, 

Through scenes tiiat can ne\ei" 1)\ us be forgot. 



TO I)K. LAYCOCK, 



()\ IMS i.i:.\\ i\(, i!i;.\\ rioHi) on acc oini' or im.nkss. 



\()\i;mi!KI{, KS54. 



Doctor, vou must not Iience depart 

Kre I address a partinj^- la\ 
Fresh j^ushinj^ from an honest heart, 

Which ;j;rieves because von cannot stav- 

To Rhyme I make but small pretence. 
Vet what 1 write is w hat I ieel ; 

And should it prove but common-sense, 
Manv defects this will conceal. 



♦(iiirkk'r Kosc. 



MIM l.l.l..\.\l.()r> I'Ol.M.s. 



1 li;i\L' oft \\islu'<l siiKt.' vou iMiiK' \\v\\\ 
riiMt \\ f mii^hl \c';ii> tin^ftluT ^pt-iul: 

And in>\\ I liaiii;' 't\\ i\t liopc ;m(l t"c;ir, 
III sti;in!4(.' iiiuxTtaintx , ni\ friiMid. 

Kinht Ljl:i<l, il*.;n Doitor, \\ ould I be 
If vou Ic'fl liLTc ill peaceful health; 

I know 'tis prized li\- \ on and me 
A^ far hefoie the j^ieatest wealth. 

Am\ well it ma\ I I^'or w hat is wealth 
In most nien's IkiikIn hut splendid dro^- 

To ])Uiihasc' frionfs who lea\e h\ stealth 
Their friend, when he ha'^ tiuind its los^, 

\ et 'tis 1 own, when riufhth' u-eil. 

A j^oodlv thiuf^ for vou and nie. 
Who can't of hoarding; he accused — 

At least fi'oin all that I can sf*.-. 

Then take what 1 most freeh j^ixe — 
A wish sincere thai \ou may yet 

Return in health near us to li\e, 
An honest li\elihood to Li'et. 

And mav xour partner live to share 

With vou for \ears tVesh jox and [)eaci.. 

I'or this I ur<^e an earnest pra\er 

To (jotl who makes \w\ jo\s increase. 



TO MR. OnVHliRl). 

IIJO.M Ills IKIKM), II. S, l.AVCOcK. 



1 l'i'rli;i|is mv n.-ailers will liaM- the iioodncss to pardon nu' il I lu'ii- prcMfil lluiii with 
;in L-x;irt fopv of :i Kliviiiitiij I.cltcr whiih I vcci-iviil in answir to llu- poi in almvc- Irom 
niv miich rcspcctrd anil f;roatly lar.U'nlfil tVicnd, tlic late- I)i. I.aycoik, nt WooiUtoik. 
Dnt. I plaro it hori: huaiisc ol the I'oinplinicnt \w was kind cnouiih to pay mc on my 
ilivniin^r ahilitiis, and cliit-tly in relation to those Pieces to my Children. I eandidh 
aeknoA'ledsfe that it was his opinion, so tVeuly and perhaps tlatterinirly expressed, whii h 
weighed with me irreatlv as an indiieenient lor jiivinjf so manv ot them in these pajje.-. ' 

Dear friend, thouj^^h a poor hand at rh vines, I '11 trv 
In kind \u \()ur kirn/ xcvscs to replv. 
Toj^ether we ha\e j^assed some ha)5p\ hours, 
Pleasantlv loiterin<r in the Muses' bowers; 



i- Ml-.! I-.I.I \ \ I.ol -> I'OIM^. 

N'll \\ itli iIk' I >ai<U \\ liii -iiiu; <it W'iiu- iind I ,ii\ f. 
I>iit tlio-i- who i;iii tlir r.oMii' l*;i>.-iun- iiu)\r 
'I'o liiic-i- >.\ iiipMlliii's. and li\ tiuir art 
Instruct, aiiK'nd a-- will a-> < he rr llif iicaitl 
Sikli IJanl iii:i- C'l '\\ I'i.K. ( )ft lils pU'avJn^- >,ti ain> 
ilavf won ii-> I'l rii)-^(.'i till' I airs ami pain- 
rin' world lax s nil u- all ; Wdi; i>w oi; i ii llic- >aiiu' ; 
And iitliri' liar<ls ln.'--idi.'- /ess kiin-,cii fa l\inii \ 
/'//I'.vc//", deal frii-nd, ami>n'4-t tlii-ii'-t. |"li\ rlu iiii' 
I'li'w iVoiu a lu'art in Una' with N'atuic's (.liinK--. 
And lirratjiinn-. of Swrrt IIoiik-, 1 )(.iiK-stic i<)\>, 
riir KpriiiiiL;' ^rarr- of tli\ L;'irU and li()\>. 
And tlunu'- like tliL'>-i.' tn Xatiirc Jvar plfa^i' all 
\\'h()-c •<()nis like oui- iv-pond tit Xatniv\ tall. 
Xatnif. to wlinni prond Art can Icml a o-rarc. 
\\\\\ wlmni if ali-riH Arl i\iii i/n/ rcp/ar,-.' 

'Pake llie-e poui- liiu-- in lia-te and -iekne-- pennt'd, 
A- trihnti' frnni a warm and L;ralt.fnl iViend. 
\\ lin, tliitnuh tin kindnt'-s he ean i.il repa\. 
W ill ne'er tui-^H't thee. L'i'wheid. nor tin lav. 

1>|{ .\\ I I oi; i>. No\ . i(), iS^|. 



TO MR. lAMl'.S ('■ 



Nt>\ i:mi!KI{, iN^:5. 



"A Irioii! in ni-'i'd '.- ;i Ivitiul iiuk'iil." 



My friend nnieli respected, "'is h.ardK the thin^J 
That 1 on sonie suhi't'Cfs so ot'ten should sinLi". 
And \ I'l ni.'\er niana^'c.' a rh\ ine to hestow 
( )n one whose i;reat kindnes- 1 \\ i4ratel"ull\ show 



ll oil has heen sj;(,|<,^.n^ as ott Jias heen penned 
That ■' It eannot he e\ cr too late to anuMid.'' 
And as I "ni unconscious of lacking' respect. 
Will do w hat 1 can to rejiair ni\ neglect. 



MIM I.I.I. AN I "I -> l".>I.M'>. 



-'S,^ 



( ). t:lll I ludk luick In till' lillU' of in\ IR'i-il, 

\\ lu'ii lliiiu, imiK'f (iii(l, |)ii>\Mst ;i kind tVii'iid imliid, 

.\iiil U\'\ III) I'lniitioii nu lid-iim to >-\\i.-ll"' 

'Twi'ir l);i>>fiU'>- 111' roiuliKt tun -liofkiiiL;' t<> till. 

'I'inir \v;k w lii'ii rliill pi'nnr\ ^-tMii'd in ni\ f;iri', 
Aii'l I \\;i-~ inadi' t'li'i it .ilniosi ;i dis>_'i;iir. 
A-- :i iV'.iit ol" tli\ klndiu''^ that tinir ha- ^^uni' h\ , 
Sii I to hi' thaid^lul w^uld i'<in-tant!\ lr\. 

( ), will I ri'iiuniltiT li'iw ol'ti'ii I tlioiii^ht 
M\ hn-ini'--'> I'lidi'av m-- \s<iuld all I'onii' to nauL;ht ; 
That I, 'midst ni\ toiling- -hould snii'Iy stick fast, 
.Xnd must s.kI disappiiintmriil ini'rt ni' at last. 

'I'hc Kurd si'iit thiT to iiu' at snrh tinu' of tiial, 
\\ hrn I'M'iri-i'd well with thr ^rari' Srlt-di-nial. 
'I"h\' kind wax nt" s|)(.-nkin;4 look iVnm nu- my sadni'ss, 
.\nd li'll in its plaiT a rirh inrri'asi' di' ^ladni'ss. 

And i)tt simi- that linii' ihiKn^^h a nuii-h i'hc'i|Ui'i-i'd life 
Amidst this w(nid\ luistli'. its tmini'il and strifi-. 
M \- mind ha- hi'i-n solai'rd with thonnhts of th\ lo\ r. 
W'iiiih dof- tin nlation to C'hri-t I'li'afix nfoxr. 



Indrr I hi' wi-akni's- of a;_',i- tlmn ait iti'iidin.n". 
"S'ct no donht lia\r I that tin.' ! .oi'd is >till sViidiiiL;' 
'I'lif jov ol' Ili- pir-i'iur tin spirit io clii'cr. 
In doini;- tin dnt\ w hili' tlioii -tayjst hi'iv. 

And ( )h. ma\ it pirasi- our kind J-'athiT ami ( iod 
'l'h\ sii'ps to support with his ■• Staff and his Uod;" 
'Idii'U lausi- his hii^^hl An^i-ls tliv ways to atli-nd, 
.\nd thus lirin^ tlii-i- safi'ly to Lifi'-jounic\ "s end. 

Ma\ tin •4<>'>d i'\ampli' to those- tiial remain. 

i>e useful in show in;,;- Religion is t^ain, 

'Idiat thi'V ma\' still follow the ])at]i that L'hiisl trod 

And ioin tliee in sin<^in!4' the pfai-e- ol (iod. 



-SI 



Ml^^. hi.i..\M.oi> r(»i..M>. 



O Till-: CIlKISriANS Ol- I'.K.WTl'oKli 



<K r(ii!i;i{, iS^^. 



C'liiisii:m>- lit" HiMiitfonl, list aw liili'. 

An liumMc l< In iiKT >|H'aks lo xoii. 
I'crhaps tlif tait ma\ (.aiisc a Miiik-, 
'I'lioiin'Ii I spcaU not tVoin niotixo vile. 

Hut with your intc-rot full in view. 

^ <>u arc lUi^^aLCul in warfaic ^n-at 

With that t^iL-at sin \\ hii.h oft lia- made 
A loving;' hushand t'ull of hate, 
A yoiui^- \vi(l''s lic'aut\ (|uickl\ fade. 
And carls death hcconic her fate. 



^'(IU ha\e to Ljrapple w ith that liend 

That oft has made poor ehildri'U weep, 
Hercft them too of ever\ friend, 
\\'h<) would unto their wants attend — 
When they w ei'e sick afford relief. 

^'ou are en^at^cd in mortal > life 

\\ ith that huii;e serpent '\ hich ere now 
lias poisoned all the jo\s ot life, 
Made man\' homes with discord rife. 
And sunk poor human nature low . 

WMth him that oft has torn awa\ 

The laurel from the Sons of Tame, 
Caused them from Wisdom's paths to strax', 
Has turned to darkness their hrij^lit (la\, 
^\iul C(»\ered them all o'er w ith shame. 

Youn;4 as some are, all must have seen 
His potent arm stretched forth to strike 

.\s \ ictims those who lon<j^ had heen 

Stiivini:; on himian aid to lean. 

Mind friends vou ne\er do the like! 



M |si 1,1.1 \ \ |,( II ^ !■( IIM>. _• SS 

Oil, Ii;i\t' \<in llimi'^Iit u|)(»ii lii^ powiT, 

And liMiiuil how wiak ;iii' in<»rt;il iiuu 
\V lull liiiniL;lit into Iiiii|)t;itit>irs Inmr, 
And '••^tornis iirisc and ti-nipcsts lower.'"' 
Tlu' slrm/o' ina\ r\i'n t'alttr iIk-d. 

And feeling' wcaU have \ on hi'cn kd 

To put voui' tiii>t in (iod alone, 
W li<< with lii> bounteous lian<l lialli fed 
^(>n all vonr live^, and in the stea<l 

Of !^iiilt\ man <lid >in atone: 

If \ on have not doiu.' thi-, liefore 

(> llee, ni\ dear \ omul; fiiends, a\\a\ 
To JeMi'^ Cliil-<t, the friend who hole 
Our sin>, tliat he nii'^ht u^ restore 

To (iod and IJli'-s and Ilndle^- I)a\. 



TO Till- SAMI- 

\()\ i;.Mi!i:i:, iS^|^. 



Christian>, arouse \()ul (^uiik, up and he doin^I 
The monster Intemjieranee stalks throu-^h our land! 

I'nfurl wide vour banners, and t^^ood still pursuing;'. 

On " Xo Truee with Txi'antsl"' let each take liis stand. 
Lend, lend a hand I Lend, lend ;i hand I 
The mii^ht of this e\il hut tew ean withstand! 

Shrieks and i^roans tVom the (1\ iiiL;' are heard all around von, 
,\nd heartiX'iKlin<^ si<^lits e\ei\ (la\ are displa\ ed : 

While lilasphemons curses ma\ well iiiLjh astound xou, 
And danueis fast thicken; vet he not disinaved. 
Leiiil, lend a hand! Lend, lend a hand I 
If these thiii;4s appal \ on vour help the\ demand. 

Thousands of w idows and orphans call on xou 
Who lost their support from this ivrant's attacks, 

And he with his le«.^ions mav soon fall Uj)on you. 

If vou now shrink from dutv or show him \<>ur hack-. 
* Lend, lend a hand! Lend, leiul a hand! 

Vour own peace and safetv your efforts demand. 



J V) M|si 1.1.1, \ S I.OI s IMllMs. 

( )iir [nils Mild .\s\ Iiiiiis Mil" full to oVrlliiw in'4 

\\ itli \ iitiini/i'd w ivtrlu-s stniik 1>\ this li(.-n<rs Iwiiid, 
And iii;iin piMir \i>utlis uiisiixpiciinis arc jfoin^ 

To di'striutiuii, Ifd oii 1)\ liis iiia<^iial uand. 

Ia-ikI, lend a hand! IamkI, kiid a liand ! 

Tht'dduin whiih han^^s <>\-y tliciu jfivcs forth thi- cdiuinand. 

Thru niii>Ii.'r \cinr toiit's and ^tand forth im\ it'ldinj,^. 

In thi- iianu' of Iliiinaiiit\ hci-d ii<it his lai^c. 
Mind not his liiandisliiiH'nts - ix il still ^ildin;^ — ■ 

l>iit ever (k'tc-rmiiK- to war with him wa^i-. 

Ia'ihI, lend a hand! i.cnd, lend a hand! 

in this inoiistiT"-- (>\ iTthrow tiiinlv now stand. 

Christians, arouse nou! (jniek, up and lie doin;^! 

For help look to (Jod's own ( )iniii|)oti'nt Ann! 
Let no Tempter ihann with the soft voice of \\ oom;^, 

( )r tVitihten noui" hearts In the sounds of alarm. 

Lend, knd a hand! Lend, lend a hand! 

'Midst trials and daii'-er- like true heroes staiul. 



\1:RS1-S. 



\\i!!iri;\ iM M i.Di.x I i:i.\ .\i i'i:ii u i:.\ Di \(. iioiivci-. smiihs 
•• l!.\C UlCI.OIi's I AKi;." 



18^4. 



lie who wrote these Ii\el\ \erses 
liath his talents misemploved. 

While he marriaj^e ills rehearses — 

The eonjuijal life asperses 

Which so manv ha\ e enjoxed. 

^\nd each hmw n or hlue e\ed charmer, 

Let her rank Lc hit^h or low, 
Mu->1 ha\e felt such xer.^es harm hcv — 
Must ha\ c felt her cheek tjrow warmer 
With just indignation's glow. 



\l l>.i I.I l..\ \ l.< >l -< \'i il^Ms. 



■^1 



W'cvv lu' tluii ;is hiK-hi'loi- liviiij; 

IK' mi^hl s|H;ik (if l';ii.lR-l<>r lifr. 
Hut siuli mill iici'd lint lif ;ii\iii)^' 

Cr;il)l)i'(l \ii-\\s<>t' iiiMM ;iii(l wife. 

If hf ui ri' to t';iir i>iu' mai rir<l 

( irf;iti.r -•till would ln' tlu- sIkmiu-; 

It would prove lo\(.' 1i;m1 iui>«i;ini(.(l. 
I If ;iloiU' ))i ^ll;l|)^ to lihuiii-. 

Will- it >h(»w 11 that iif wax jistiiv^, 
jests like- this with ills arc rill-; 

I'oi'ts should he still attestiii;^ 

This plain truth — Mankind are hlest in 
Chaste and sweet C'onjip^al Life. 

Marriaj^e is of (iod's ordaininn', 

Ser\iiii; purpose \\ isc and j^ood. 
Those who are t'rom it al)stainini(, 
Should he found alwa\s relVainiivj,' 
I'roni treatin;4 it in jestiuLC hkkmI. 

I'roin experience I am spcakin'4, 

in protesting' I prefer 
A wedded lite, if you are seeking; 
To ha\e pockets with no leak in, 

I'rom it let nauj^^ht you deter. 

Ijiil this thin;^- make up your mind in. 

Choice should fall on one of worth. 
I.ove of wealth some men are hlind in; 
I-'or a wife may he worth thulinj^;. 

Thoujjh she he of huinhlc hirth. 

If \(>u are a true wife hlest in, 
Nlind vou well fulfill your part. 

That you may, all cares distressed in, 
Prove the warmth of w omairs heart. 

I have proved it in rich measure. 
And with honest hrow declare. 

Married life for sweetest pleasure 
Can with any life compare I 



as* 



\II>^i I.I I.ANI-.fjis I'oKMs. 



STAN/AS 



c)\ nil. I I Aifi I I, sjm(,(.i.i IN 1,1 uni'i- 



AI'UII., \>^y\. 



Kiii{l;inil'> rr;il >.lrciiytli i< in tin I.dnl c.l ||i.-.t« 



Sluinlii'ic'tli HOW the ISriti^li Lion. 

Ill his swi'i't i^ivi'ii Ishind Ijiir: 
\()I Ik- nishi-s forth to die on 

I''iiroi)i'''s ])|;iiiiN, or iiiish the Himi. 

Now Ik- m;iy well lio|)(. tor ^loiv, 
\\';iniiii; ill (kfeiiNC ot" Rij^hl. 

Will lie ^ooii lie f;iiiit ;iii(l j.(oi\ 

From the C /Mi'x iiio'>t l;i\\ le>-^ li^litr 

Oh, forhid it, (iod of |};ittles — 

In whom we would ])l;iee our tiiNtI 

I'.ie i> he;ird his e;miioirs r;ittle> 

(^iieiuh till.' Item's most s;i\;i<^i' lust I 

Tniii him l);iek to his own regions, 
'riioii;4h a wild and hitter elime; 

Wide disperse his liarharons legions 
In Thy own i^ood xvijv and //mc. 

If ill W isdom thou ordainest 

This dread war shall still proeced — 

Let us (eel tliou e\ er rei<jnest 

Throuyli the saddest hours of need; 

That thou still as S()\erei;^n rulest 
O'er the Nations of this world; 

That thou yet inad L^espots schoolest, 
ICre they to the dust are hurled. 

O preserx e our generous Lion, 
And his partners in the War; 

Hid their hosts tin arm rel\ on; 
(iiiard caeh soldier, shield eaeh tar. 



\ll-»» I.I.I. \\l. Ills IMH.MS. 2^ 



lA't Its SCI" thrm soon tvttirtiinj; 

V<< lluir MOW (U>>irtr(l iluiiu's: 
I. (I pure- joy iiiHtciid of inoiirnin^' 

I'ill tlic'ir fi)ii(ll\ rlu'iislu'il lioiiu->. 

M;i\ \s I' prolit liv till.' k"«>,(iii 

\\'liit.li (.'Wilts liUr this shuuld tiMili- 
Si-rk to put ;i\\;i\ transgression, 

Alt as lu-aKTs (if (.Mill luratli. 

Tlu'ii \\i' loii;^ iiia\ sh.no (iod's favor- 
I'loin the Qmeii upon lur tliroiu- 

To tlu' lowlv s((n ot" lalxir 

Toiliii'^ his poor iriist. tn own. 



.\i:s 



wiuri'KN ON Tin: moumnm. oi iiiI'. oiticADi' I'l. I ruK 
w iin II I oNsiMici) I 111: M. li. \ (.. li. K. i)i:i'()i iuii.dincis. 



Oh! tlii'iv has (.'onu' on ns a (iitadfnl cahimitv, 
Onr IliiL' Depot lUiiKHiii^s in iiiin he low. 

And works wliieh for months were in earnest activity, 
To I'^ire's feartiil raxa^je have heen made to l)ow. 

It" the watehmeii were hoth in the ii<^ht path of (hit\-, 
I low c.mie it we every one heard with ama/e. 

That thev saw not the (ire till it fiercely was hnrstint;- 
l^i;j;ht through the ijahle in one perfect ])Iaze. 

1 wonld not indnl;^e in nnjiroiinded suspicion, 
Rut truh tlie matter looks dark to mv mind. 

And I trust hefore lon<j^ a most strict iiupiisition 
Will he instituted, the tault\- to find. 

But shoul<l this be done would it rear up the buildin<;s 
Tiiat now form a ruhliish heap blackened and hot? 

Ah, no! and the Muse peerinji into the Future 

I''ears never such structures shall rise on that spot! 



2 Go 



M1S(. i;i,l..\NK;)rs I'OIOM-.. 



'riicMi iiioiirn, IJraiitfonl, mourn I for tliv sad, sad mi-fortiiiK' 
May wl'II make tin sons to rLiuc'ml)cr this <la\ ; 

And all ma\ well siMJi and I'ci'l stroni;csl cmoiion, 
I'or troubles now lliiekyn in blackest an"a\. 

And oh, it would tend to tii\ weal \\\ the hi'.at'e, 

ir thou sueh e\ents as a waiiiinn' would take 
To ek'anse iVom th\ dwellings Sin's dreadful pollution. 
Lest (mkTs ^■reater iud^nuiits a'^aiust tla't' awake. 



TO rill': i<i-:v. i. w. and his hkidi: 



A MAKKIAol. ].\\. 



oei()i;i;i; |, iN^v 



An humhle poet — sa\e the mark I 
Wishes to L;i\e to \i)u a la\ 
In honor of \our wedding' da\, 

iJut somehow labors in tlii' dai^k. 
And tears tVom tti({uette to stra\. 

.\nd \\h\ : No in\itati()n ca.me 
To k.id lU'' tune m\ snriple 1\ re — 
To tan m\ low poetie tire. 

Nor vet a hope of ileathless t'anu' 

W'liieh mii^ht tor risk, sc \e me foi' hire. 

I '11 run the risk anil fearless strike 
A 1\ re too apt to slumber lon^j,-, 
And ]iour m\ ihouLi^hts in artk'ss sou'j,-. 

Many there are w ho do the like, 
And \el in tb.is mav do no \\ ron^. 

Now, I would hope sweet blessiim's ma\' 
I'low to you tVom our I'atlier kind: 
The rich <^it"t of a hap])\ mind. 

In W'isdomV p;iths content to sta\. 
And puiesl i^eace in that to lind. 



Misc Ki.T,ANKf)i's I•oI•:^ts. 261 

I trust you v\ill 1)l' lllkd with love, 

Such lovi' as (j(<(l alouc can '^'wv; 

That \i)u ina\ still lutoiv lliui li\c. 
Placing" \()ur ho])i.'s al\va\s above, 

May you his Spiiit iR\cr ;^ric\c. 

O, niav vou still, as man and wife, 

Mutual conlidcnce ])osscs>: 

For this u ill free from niueh distress 
\'oui- faiiiiK in after lite, 

And make \ nur eare and sorrow less. 

Mav both sueh lo\elv patterns be 
Of what \dur character ie([uires. 
That if hrouLjhl through AfHiction's fh'es 

Mankind \(iur puiitv ma\ see; 

And which to see (jod most desires. 

And nia\' vou v\fv useful proxe 

In niakiuij^ known Christ's -a\ in^' Name; 
^'our minil-. not swa\t'd bv world!\" tame- 
In ui;^in<^ sou's to taste that Love 

\\ Inch, cheers our hearts through scorn and shame. 

And should \ on b\ His (irace become 

A nuniei-ous, holv, hap])v band. 

Still he'll uphold nou In Ills Hand, 
Till all at last come safelv home 

L nto that i^^lorious .Spirit Land. 



STAXZAS 

ox JIKARIXO AN AlC riONKICK (iroiE riiK lor.i.ow i \(; 

i'AssA(;i-: 01 scijii'iTKi;: "• iiii:hi-: was silkn-l i-: in 
HEA\-EX Ai'.orr iiii'; si'Ac k oi- haij- an iiori!." — 



Yes, vain Scoffer! so tfie vScriptures tell us, 

But awful was the silence at that time; 
J\. prelude of the wrath of (rod most jealous, 
Expressed in dreadful thunderbolts sublime. 
18 



2^3 MISC i;i,I.ANK()lS I'OKMS. 

f)lil liii^t thou Lwr marked the scene that follows, 
When the llist Antjel did liis trumpet take 

And 1)lo\v a l)last heard tliioui^li all ICarth's vast hollows, 
Which did the mountains to their t)ases shake? 

Or realize "the hail and lue connnin^ling 

With hlood, and all cast down upon the Karth?" 

To mention this should set thine ears a-tin^"lin<^. 
And check at times thy loud, uproarious mirth. 

IJut read thou on witii most profound attention: 
Dire woes stand forth in i^loomy vividness! 

Ah I would'st thou shrink from some vatfue a])prehension 
That the perusal mi^ht cause thee distress? 

Know thou, what follows is hut the he<^inniii<^ 
Of ])la;4ues more feaiful than we can concei\e. 

This thou must see, and vet thou keep'st on sinning, 
As i!' such madness Conscience coidd relieve. 

Stop, then, at once, lest in I'LieiMial ruin 

Th\- soul entjulfed shall see her folh threat. 

Flee now to Christ; hecome a suppliant siiinj^ 
For pardon from Ilim ere it he too late. 



WIXTI'R'S RAVAGHS, 

AX AIM'KAI, 1<) rilli lUCIl OX BEHALF Ol' TltE POOR. 



NOVEMHEK, 1857. 



Stern Winter on foul mischief hent 
Left his cold region, of the North; 

As his Advance-guard early sent 

Loud howlm<r blasts and snow storms forth. 



■!-> 



Misi i;i.i,.\NK()i's I'()p;ms. ^()^, 



These w.inior^ liiisti-iied lo ()l)e\ 

The iii;iii(l;it(.- of tluii f ro'-t-rolu'd Kiii;^', 

Aii'l ,1'- thev e;mie Mu' ()rl) ot" l);i\' 

W itli(lii-\\ his r;i\- \\ hieli l;I;i<1ik">s hiliiy. 

Thev, i;atheriii^' slii'iiu;th as ni^h tlu'\ diiw ' 
Into our homes, spread ruin round, 

i\nd thus transfornud eacii heauteous \ iew, 
And in white niantle chid the ground. 

lietore then- track hi\ pastures ^-I'eeu, 
While root crops in ahundance told 

llow fruittiil iiad tlie Sununer l)een 
I'Lre slie a\\a\ from us liad rolie<h 

IJehiiid tliem was a widespread waste 
Of leafless fees and drifting- snows, 

And still u ith most malicii>us ha^te 

Thev deah around their chiliin;^ hlows. 

Anon their Kinj^ in ice-car rode 

With furious speed, and placed iiis seal 

l'l)on tile devastation hroad, — 
I'2xullin<j in his sa\ a^e zeal. 

This done, fair Nature at his feet 
Lav prostrate in the arms of death! 

And now the poor lack food and heat, 
Heiiuiiibed liv his di-ead ic\' breath. 

For in our j^reat Commercial World 

Loud storms ha\e run^;- their changes rounti, 

Wh.ile some are from hi;j,h station hurled 
And in chill Pemn^v are found. 

Our Worksho])s, erst with men well filled, 
The scenes of Trade's most hus\- strife, 

Are almost silen^ now, and skilled 
Mechanics want the means of life. 

And shall it e'er be said of tiiose 
Who ha^■e of means a full supply, 

That avarice has their heart's blood froze, — 
That they can see their brethren die? 

Forbid it, O Thou (gracious One, 

From whom we everv ^ood ol)tain; 

O, melt the hardest heart of stone, 
And quell its cruel thirst for gain! 



:r,.} 



MISC Kl.r.W I'.OIS I'OI'.MS. 



'I'hat tho^t- who li;i\c' in;i\ fivt-lv ,iL(ivc 
()f food ;iih1 cIdIIk's ;i plcliti'oii-^ store 

To li(.l|) the iic'e(l\ now lo Vwv: 
'* Tlio-e lend to ( iod \\ ho heh) the nooi-, 



A CAXADIAX NATIONAL SONG* 



rt\i:, "•Ari.D i.wc, sv.nk." 



(), no; I 'ni not ;ni ICu'^Hshinan, 
Tlioii^li it is soniethiuLj iL^real 
To ha\ e for hirthphice l-^n^jli'-h soil, ' 

And H\e in such a Stale; 
^'et I 'ni not //nz^' an I'2nL;lis!inian, 

I'or \\h\ ? I eiDssed the sea 
And h\e in ilear Canadian ch'me, 

The Land of Liliert v. 

I am not /loz.' a leal Seolehnian, 

riiouLjh horn 'midst Scotia's hills, 
And recollections of lier scenes 

M\ hosom e\er thrills, 
l"or 1 ha\e sailed o'er ocean vast, 

And to this land ha\ e come. 
Where Freedom \va\es her hannei" o'er 

M V new, adopted home. 

(), no; I 'm not an Irishman, 

Thouij^h sprung from Ih^in's hoAvers, 
And Memorv often takes me hack 

'["o those most hap):)\' liours 
When, roamint; o'er her fair green Isle, 

With warmth I pressed her sod. 
And felt in\ own. mv native Land, 

The hest'that foot "e'er trod. 

* Tlif writi-r's iii:iin olijict in writinuf this soni;' \v;is io i!i> \\ li;it lie roukl toward 
l»rt':ii\ini; down all ftinaiiis ot clannisli fct'iinijf in tins iiiyhlv important countrv. 
Sliouid a coinpain'. corjsistiny ot" one- or more persons iVoni eacli oT the countries 
Dirntioned, lUsire to sintr it, lacli one miirht take the i)art ajipHialile to him, and when 
the several sections have lieen sjone throuijli all join as fnll chorns in the last stan/a, or 
slij^ht verbal altenttions may be so niadi' thai any siny^ie individual may sin]y it. 



Mrst i;i.i..\\ i;()rs 1'<)i;ms. 



-^•5 



I'or I h:i\L' idiiu' fo C':ma(l;i 

To sL'ttlc on lui' liiiid. 
And to all liLi' inhal)itant> 

(j\\v Vv'\i:\u\A\\p^^ hoiioird hand. 

I am no longer (icrnian now, 

'I'lioui;-!! '• I'atlu rland " 1 loxid. 
And \ o\\ cd K'nicnil laiHi'- to lake 

( )f Ikt \vlK'rf'\'r I ro\ i-d. 
For luTc on IIiIn piolilic -oil 

! own a splendid farm, 
A]m\ 1o\l-1v childirn i^row in^ ii|i 

Call forth m\ fcclinL;- warm. 

I wonld not hi' a I'rcnchnian (kenud, 

ThonLih -prnn!4' of (Jaiili-h rate, 
And ihri'" pniv hlood I IVllIv can 

In m\' forrfathci- trace. 
I'oi' I would feci as ninth at home 

A- ever man ean I'e 
Hack in oui" wood:- or in om" town-, 

Whilst I have lihertv. 



(), \es; we are Canadian- now, 

\\ here\ er w (.• w (.-ri' horn; 
And we will -tri\e in lime to eome 

To heal a land so torn 
By partv strife, h\ elannisli fire, 

And aim to li\e in peace. 
Then put imitcd efforts fortii, 

Till life itself shall cease. 
To make her what she ouj^lit to he- 

.\cknowle{li;e(! on each hand 
A iiolile, free, and jjowerful State, 

A i^ivat and ^loriou.-- Land I 



266 .M1S( Kl.r.AN'KOUS POKMS. 

A CALL TO THH SOIRHl- 

<>i rill'. MiA iiA SK 's r\srni IK, Dia i-.mmki; 23, 1S57. 



" l';n<kavor ;ilw;iys to idiiibmi' riiil ^'ooil witli ])lc:isiir;il)lL- inj'iviiic.it," 



Coiiu', frii'iKl--, to the Soiri'c';* O win will \i)ii t;nry 

\V'lu'n ;^()<»(1 thiM;4s ;irc \v;iitiii^ voii tlicrcr 
For, after the eating-, our friends, for thi-- iiicetiiiL^ 

Have speeches prepared with due eare. 

Let ail upper classes j^i\e ladies eash ]iasscK, 

'Twill cost hut a \ erv small price; 
Aiul what they may spend in a way that will end in 

Keal fifood, is a !)lo\\ unto \ ice. 

Come, merchants and doctors; come, lawyers and proctors, 

And treat all your cleik^ to the feast. 
Fear not that your kindness will make them uKjre mindless 

or what is your interest, the least. 

Come, all ye mechanics, for no dreadful panics 

Will meet you with <^rim spectre-faces. 
Hrinii also xour spouses, nor lea\e in \()ur houses 

Those charmers who wear childhoocTs graces. 

Come, each son of lahor. :ni(l do us the favor 

Of tastin<r the '^ood thm^s provided. 
A trrcc to your moilin;^! for hard dailv loilinu' 

(jives Rank that must ne'er be derided. 

Haste all to the vSoiree; none need to be sorry 

I"or i^iviuij^ our Institute aid. 
The tjood you may do us 'II diffuse itself throuj^h us 

'l"o the townsfolks of eyer\- j^rade. 

* I'ronouiu'cil :is nearly us possiblcj, xi'.Hirry, 



MISlIM.I.ANICors I'OKMS. 267 



AN ADDKHSS 

i!V rm-; micmmkks oi- iiii'; "inmiiiii:" io iiii.ik 
ii{ii;\i)s A 1 rill-: soiui.i:. 



Dear friends, to this our social feast, 

W'c l>i(l vou welconic Ljia(ll\', 
And trust vou will not in the least 

vSpend mouients with us sadly. 

For thoui^h we've no ^neat Hardliner's strain 

joined to rich orj^an's pealin;^, 
Vet none the less may Pleasuix-'s train 

He s()t'tl\ near us stealinu'. 

And should she dei<,Mi to show her face, 

To smile on us henij^nly, 
Let 's <ri\ e to her a chaste i'ml)raie, 

Hy no means most supinely. 

What thouj^h we lack e\citin;j; cause 

For loud, uproarious lanj^hterr 
Our temperate fare will not disjjose 

To heart-upl)raidin<j^s after. 

Vet we may well of mirth enjoy 

A reasonal)le measure; 
And even skill aiul time em])loy 

To <rain so l)ri^ht a treasure. 

Avoidin<if still too "^reat extremes, 

I'^njoy in moderation 
The hlessin-rs which our I'^ithrr deems 

Hest tor us in each station. 

Then we need have no vain re;^rets, 

No consciences unruly, — 
For sense of doin,<r rij^ht he<rets 

A sense of peace most truly. 



-"•^ MISC KI.r.AXKOlS I'()I;ms. 



ALCOHOL'S AkRAI(;\Ml-.\T AND DOOM. 



Ak'olK.i: AKoIk.II u lio ;iri' tin xicliius;- 

CoiiK', answer nu- (|iiicklv; ■>\A\n\ {\,nh u> llic bar! 

That iVow n most iltliaiit 

\\ ill not make nic pliant, 
I \c' |)k'(li4«.(l myself llrml\ to wa^v with thie waf. 

I'ov yi'ais thy <hra(i shock 

I ha\c honic iiki- a roik, 
Still leaiiiiiLj lor lulp on (Jod's mi^lit\ arm. 

Say, AU-ohol, truly, who aiv thy \ittims.- 

"()f the- rifh and the poor, the -ood anil the lair, 

Mankind (»f ciuh standing'. 

Know well I \e a Ikuu' in 
Thf havoc and niiii thes sec c'\ i r\ \\ heiel 

1 )aily w ilh fu\\ 

I'"roni Still and' from nrewcrs- 
1 'm dealini4- <>"l <lcath w ithout nuari alaini, 

" Princes and .Slati'smen. 1 count 'mon;_;sl m\ \ictims, 
\\ ith painters and poets, philosopliers saj;e,' 

Rich merchants, skill ' doctors, 

L'utf lawyers, keen proctors. 
Mechanics and laborers of each sex ami a*^e 

Are found in m\ ranks. 

And lured on hy niy pranks, 
While 1 care not a pin what comes to them." 

Then, Alcohol, tell me what do th\ victims 
In such vile standing- while here in this world ? 

"They 're sjicndini^- their mone\ 

Not for milk and hone\ , 
i^ut tor what will cause them'to he (piickly hurljd 

To that dreadful j^lace 

Where there is not a trace 
Of richest mercy they heie do conteu)!!.'" 

Alcohol, tell me what moie are tin \ictims 
As fruits of their ort^ies accomplishin<^ hci-e? 

"Asylums they 're fillintc. 

While jails by their sw illin^- 
Are constantly crowded, or far off or near; 

And orphans are made 

By this oreat liquor trade. 
In thousands as all may very suun see!" 



MISl KI.I.A N KOIS I'()|;MS. 



J 69 



,\U-(ili(iI, li^ti'u tlu' (loom wliit-li ;i\v;iit>< tlu-i': 

More tli;m li:ilf of tli\ (loiii;^^ thou '^t kept out of >ijilu. 

ICnatv y-ood uKui ;ui(l truf 

I )t'(. 111^ it Is l)Ut tin dui' 
'rii;it tliou siiouIilVt !)(.• I);uiislii.(l to Ki^jlouv of Nii^lit. 

And licartdiroki'u nuiti's. 

With ;ili orphans' sad lati's, 
C'ouipc! us to <4i\i' forth liiis doom on thrc. 



TO MY bi-:l()Vi:i) rkii-xi) mr. ia.\ii:s woodvait 



A CllinsTM AS I.AV 



\\'o()d\att, this Christmas 1 (U'votc 
SoiiK' ])oition of nn tiiiii.- to tell 

In hinnhlr \ (.Tse what (iod hath w loun'ht 
I'or Us who'ic snatched as hiands from hel 

The hest of all m\ coaxing pow fis 
'I'o lure the Muse 1 '11 fieeK spend, 

Xor heed a \\ hit the tleetinn' hours 
I'ntil \u\ pleasint;' task shall end. 

l\)i' I have foup.d a friend in thee, 

v'^ueh as I stroxe in \ain to lind 
For t\\ent\ \ears; and this ma\ he 

A wonder to th\ '■'enerous mind. 



]?ut so it is; and I would prize 
The i^'ift m\- (Jod has kindly sent, 

Xor quell the feelings \\ hich arise 
Within mv hreast, till life he spent. 

So, while mv unlearned Ivre I take, 
jMost gracious Muse, thv aid impart! 

Thou canst not at such time forsake 
Thy humhle friend in this his Art. 



370 MISCKI.I.ANKOl'S I'OKMS. 



No ]):ilti\' tlic'tiu- shall form in\ lav 
To Mich a friend at Mitli a time. 

Then 1ft my thoii^^hts in rich array 
Coinc forth in gently Howiu}^ rhyme. 

Xor wcaltli nor earthly pleasures make 
The sum ami suhstance of mv soii<^; 

Such tliemc- let j^rovellinj;- rhymsters take, 
Who write to please a worldly thronj^. 

I'or him and me a better wav 
Remains, and I \\ ill freelv sin<^ 

Of plea-ures with most lustrous rav,- — 
Of th(;se which from reli<(ion sprin<^. 

And well indeed may'st thou, dear friend, 
Rejoice with me that (Jod hath hrou^^ht 

Such sinful creatures to attend 

I'Uto His voice wh(i pardon hrouj^ht. 

I more than twice ten vears have been 
Within the W^av to Endless Life. 

Thou in the last few months hast seen 
That Wav with richest hlessinjjs rife. 

And now, when seated round our fires. 
Or when we take our walks abroad. 

We seem as one in strong desires 
To speak the praises of our God. 

Hi<^ thoughts our kindred bosoms swell, 
Deep gratitude our ardor tires, 

Until we long for words to tell 
The fervencv that Love accjuires; 

And ponder as so well we mav 
Upon our present ha-ppv state 

Comjiured with that in which we lay — ■ 
Objects of wrath at hell's dread gate. 

We ask each '~ her, W^h}' is this? 

Whv arc \ c favored thus of God? 
WHiy are we made joint heirs of Bliss, 

Destined to dwell in His abode? 

Quicklv the answer comes to hand: 
wSimplv because of God's pure Grace. 

And does not Love like God's demimd 
That we all seasons should embrace — 



MISCKM-ANEOl'S I'OKMS. 27I 

Ti) spiMk to others of Christ's worth, 

That tluy witli lis tnav fully share 
The ;;lories of our hea\enl\ iiirth, 

The riches Ik- can freelv spare? 

Then let us, brother, with our mit^ht. 
Work for llini while 'tis called To-day; 

Lookiiiij above for strength, for lij^ht, 
I'ress forward in this thrice-blest wav. 

Let us di^ dee|) into that mine 

Of hidden wealth stored in the Word, 

And with stron<4 faith all else !esi<fu 
Just elin<^in<j^ solely to the Lord. 

O, should our lives for vears be spared, 
NLi\' not one word or thoui^ht or deed 

Unworthv (iod, be bv us shared, 

Who are from .Satan's liundajjje freed. 

1S56. 



TRIBUTARY VERSl^.S. 



wurrrKN i.mmeoiatklv ox iii;.\i{i.\(; oi- dk. o'c akk's 

DEATH. 



APKIL iS, 1S54. 



i^orrow stealeth o'er mv spirit, 
For I hear O'Carr is dead. 

Once I tried to sinj^ his merit. 
After health bejjjan to fade. 

Then I thought his end was niijjh, 

That he very soon would die, 



27a MISCEI.LANEOrs POKMS. 

When I saw that he was leavinjij 
His sweet home for distant Isle, 

Oft the tli()ii''hl mv soul was <rrievin<r 
"He iniLfht linjj^er for a while 

And then leave his wife and halu, 

Far aw ay o'er Ocean's wave." 

^'et r know our lo\in<^ Father 

Often hears his children's pravers; 

That he would at all times rather 
Fase tiiem of their ills and cares, 

Than la\ on a simple stroke, 

If not needful 'neatli his Noke. 

And I thought he then would listen 
To our supplications strong; 

That each eoiuitenance mij^ht Ljlisten 
With sweet jov ere verv lon<^: 

Joy from seein<^ him come hack, 

Having of good health no lack. 

When I heard of his letnrning, 
vVnd how he was sinking fast, 

Soon my soid was stronglv yearning 
To hv w ith him ere he passed 

P'rom these earthlv scenes away 
^ To enjov I'^ternal Day, 

This, my w ish, kept gnnving stronger, 
As each day flew o'er my head. 

Till I felt I could no longer 

Hrook delay, when lol he's dead. 

Now I prize this pleasing th(,:ught. 

He to Bliss is safclv hrought. 

While hot tears hedim tlie \isi()n 

Of dear friends who momn his deaih, 

May they manifest decision 

lly the wondrous power of Faith, 

In helief that those who sleep 

Safe in Jesus shall not weep. 

We are not forbid to sorrow, — 
Jesus wept at Lazarus^ 1 >mb. 

Soon will come the glorious Morrow 
Which shall chase away our gloom; 

If we put our trust in God, 

And still seek to kiss His Rod. 



MlSCEI.r.AXEOl'S POKMs. ij^ 



STANZAS. 

sr(;(;KsrKi) i;v iiii': dkkaditi. kaii.w av aciioiint \r 

Till': l)i;s)AUI)INS CANAI., MAKtll 12, 1S37. 



Deep fjldom pervades mv spirit, and ^reat sorrow tills iny 

lireast 
With an overwhehniiij^ sense, which lea\es me but little rest, 
For a (Ireadfnl stroke has fallen on the town in which I live, 
And svnipathv and condolence I would most <^ladl\- <^ive. 

I have gone throu<i;h manv a street since this event transpired, 
Seen the faces of mv townsmen in jjrief sincere attired. 
Heard them make sad remarks, seen tears bedim their eves, 
While tVom everv teelini^ bosom bm^st forth responsi\e siohs. 

Thestran;j,er in our midst mi<;ht well wonder whv we're sad, 

For tokens of pros])erit\ can e\ ervwhere be had. 

The river has not risen to a mi<;htv swellin_<i^ flood. 

Nor raginji; fire destroved the homes of the Evil and the Good. 

No pestilence like a scrpiMit, with dread envenomed fan<j^s 
Has seized the voimu" and beautiful and filletl our souls with 



P 



angs 



Then whv has »^looni profound so settled on each face, 
And the finji^er-print?- of sorrow left on us so dark a trace? 

Ah! loving hearts left homes all tilted with familv deliglit. 
Full of hope and jovous feelings, nvver dreaming of a blight 
To prospects of enjovment that awaited their return. 
Where the smiles of wives and children make true love the 
brighter burn. 

In such a happv state of mind thev to Toronto went. 

And accomplished all their objects in the time which had been 

spent. 
Now, with still lighter h.earts thev make for home again. 
And in the cars meet manv of their traveling fellow men. 

Drawn by the snorting Iron Horse along the track thev flew, 
What danger might he lurking near was hidden from their 

view. 
On, on, still on thev went to a bridged precipice. 
When the Bridge gave way and all were hmled into the dread 

abyss ! 



2^4 MiSCELI-ANEors POEMS. 

The locf)motive like a demon took first the fatal leap, 
I)ra<r<rin^ the huniaii-freij^hted cars with speed into the deep 
One pliiiiLjed with him hetieatl the dark and icv wave, 
And one stood upri<;ht on its end, as if some few to save. 

Oh, my soul shrinks back with horror from dwellinj^ on the 
scene 

Which met the ^a/.e of anxions friends who to that place have 
been. 

1 M rather dwell npon the fact that Death to some was Life; 

That they have gained hy having done so soon with earthly- 
strife. 

What thonghts filled all the bosoms of that mixed devoted 

band 
Is onlv known to (lod Most High, who, in his mightv hand 
Holds all our life and bieaih as his own most sovereign gilt, 
And who alone can mortals shield from si'.ch destruction swift. 

O, I know that some there died who had tasted of his grace, 
And sudden death to them was summons to the place 
Prepared by Jesus for his vSaints in the mansions of the Hlest, 
And thev now are drinking of the sweets of Everlasting 
Rest. 

Amongst these we gladly number the three* whom we have 

lost, 
In sympathy with the bereaved would try to count the cost; 
lint oil, 'twould prove a fruitless task; then, while we feel so 

sore. 
Let us humbly bow our hearts to God and worship and adore. 

* Mr. iinil Mrs. John Russell and Mr. Scioril, who wen.- well known ;is consistent 
Christians by all who hail the pleasure ot' their acquaintance. All left large families and 
a numerous circle of friends to mourn their shockinff and untimely end. 



MISCKIJ.ASKOIS I»f)I-:MS. 1 



/.I 



TRIHUTARY STANZAS 

■|() III.-; IKMOMV ()!• Dli. I.,\^C()^ K, UNO WAS ACCIDKNI- 
AM.V n.I.KI) Willi. !•; 0\ A I'KOI I:SS1()N Al. JOIKNI'V, 

DKt KM ■ i;i{ lO, iS:^^. 



Turn! Uiiotis fct'lin'js like a torrent rush 

Ativvart mv soul and hear niv s])iiit down. 

PlmU np awhile thev tVom niv hosoni <;ush 

In Mieh wild measure as I scarce have known. 

For one I loved as friend for many years 

Has met a shockin<)f end in Manhood's prime! 

And this dire stroke prospective pleasine sears, 
As griLSS is scorched h\ Sol in torrid clime. 

I^ivinj^ a' neijjhbors, Friendship's sacred bond 
Grew stron<^er everv time we visits jjaid. 

He, undeterred hv husiness would respond 
To mv desire, and list the son<i;s I made. 

Oft at such times he has my Mentor proved, 

Doin<^ his best to aid me in mv Art, 
By prudent counsel which I dearly loved. 

Proceeding as it did from kindly heart. 

Now with bold hand I strike my rude harp's strinijs, 
And sing a funeral dirge o'er his sad bier. 

Up, up, mv Aluse, and sail aloft on wings 
Of tuneful pathos while I shed a tear. 

No more shall this kind friend thy efforts guide, 
Listennig thy mournful or thy joyous strains. 

Death suddenly has torn him from the side 

Of her he loved, who shared his joys and pains. 

And i no more on Earth shall see his face. 
Or hear his praise or censure of my songs, 

Nor yet will he most critically trace 
What of true poesy to them belongs. 

No more will he, well pleased, sweet music bring 
From our melodeon, while we join in praise. 

His soul untrammeled now on high will sing 
In God's pure w^orship and angelic lays. 



2^6 MiRCfil.I AXF-Ors POEMS. 



His tVaiiic, too weakly for his ardent soul. 

Will feel fiitlmie 11-) inoiv hv iiii^ht or (la\ . 
l)Ut then 11(1 more he'll take with ine a stroll 
l>\ our Inie stream, soft murmmin^ on its way. 

Xor yet, with pleasure ,i(reat, hold deep diseourse 
On many ^nlijeets (k^ar alike to hoth: 

Tracing- the >tream of 'I'ruth u]) to its Source, 
To do whicli full\- lie was nothintc loth. 

No more will he to an atteiitixe throny- 

(>i\e well-timed leetures for his Country's weal; 

Vet his remembrances will li\e amoiii^ 

Those whom his conduct taught his worth to feel. 

Ah mel that it should e'er haye heeii m\ lot 
To >inL;- in sDul-wruiiij^ anguish this sad strain I 

For, while his friendship will not he for'^ot, 
I loni^- may wait to tind such t'riend aj^ain. 

HitAN rionn, Decemher 12, 1S57. 



SOX(; OF THH CANADIAN CRADLKR. 



1858. 



With my cradle scythe, feelinq- brisk and blithe, 
In the l)reeze-tempered heat of this fine day; 

I '11 haste to the field with the wheaten yield,' 
And there will I manfulK' cut my \yay. 

Now in all my walks, wiih broad, rapid strokes, 
I briiiij down tlie wayini^- ijrain quite low. 

Eyery sweej) I tr\- seems to make it si<j^h. 
Hut cheerful on, aiul still on i jjjo. 

I heed not the sweat, makiny- ni\- clothes wet. 
The toil ;.iul care will be well repaid; 

For this golden store driyes want from my door, 
And the surplus is farmers' jjroHt made. 



M I SC K I . I . A \ K() r > I '( ) K M >. 



-77 



Jiiiuk-r now kcL'p pjuf, for this liard-i iiii lacc 
Will tfll oil the tifld v\\ iii'ulit (.■oim- in; 

And rest will he sweet in our phiin retre;it, 
Until a new day w ith its toil hei^in. 

(), 1 think I see with exluiherant .ijlee, 

The s/ioci's in j^ood older standing' round. 

And well-laden teams in ni\ l)rii4ht dav-dieanis, 
Are now trottin;^ hriskly over the j^iound. 

Then hasten the day when our j^rain and hay 
W ell seeured beneath our j^'ood harn dome — 

Will inspire our hearts to perform their parts 
In the eherished joy of Ilar\est Home. 



STAXZAS, 

ADDRESSED TO THE KKV, J. I!. liOW ARD AXI) HIS KAMIEY 
AS A TRIIiUTE OF I{ES1'KC1- ON IHKIR DKI'ARTURK ^■•RO^t 
URANTKORD, AUGUST, 1S5S, 

Howard, thy fervid Christian zeal, 

Combined with lar^^e amount of love, 
So blessed to bonny Brantford's weal, 

So truly owned by God above, 
Lead me, ere from our midst thou move 

W^ith those who form thy family, 
To seek assistance from that Dove — 

Inspirer of true Poesv, 

That I may sing a well-timed la\-; 

One which may th\- best feelings suit, 
And thou may'st read when far away 

With pleasure, as the genuine fruit 
Of well-spent years that are not mute, 

But which have spoke in loudest tone 
To some who have been most astute, 

As I in truth would frankly own. 
19 



27S MISC KI.I.AMCOIS I'OKMS. 

Tlicy \c told US of a work l)ci^iin 

Amont^st thy people, l)rou!:{lit iiiiitc low 
l>y worldlincss, which Saints should shun 

[f (Jod's pure will thcv seek to know, 
Or wish in safety's path to yo. 

'I'hoii t'oundest them in this sad state 
And to the \t)ke thv neek didst how 

With ardor, for thy soul was threat, 

Satan, no doubt, with jealous eve 

W atthed keenlv for th\ halting then; 
lint thv Redeemer, e\ er nij<h. 

Made much of his dread maliee vain. 
He spake the word and wicked men 

Fell down before the hii^h-raised Cross, 
And forthwith steadilv refrain 

I'^roni jjleasures now \ iewed but as dross. 

Hackslidnii'- Christians trembliu"^ came 

To that blest ])lace — neglected lon<r, 
And there rekindled worship's llame, 

And freelv ownetl thev had been %vi"on<(. 
Then, feelinj^ sense of pardon strong-. 

Afresh thev famih altars raise — 
On which to offer sacred Song', 

And join sweet praver to jrrateful praise. 

Hut 'tis a small, small part indeed 

Of what God had for thee tc; do 
Which I can sin<j; so I proceed 

To waft mv meed of tribute through. 
For I would name, with pleasure too. 

The part performed bv thv good wife. 
O, that I could in measure due 

Descant upon her Christian life. 

No party motives sway my soul. 

Nor thirst for paltrv v.'orldlv fame; 
But feelings I need not control 

Prompt me to dwell on her dear nanie. 
Sweet sufferer, deem me not to blame 

If T have sacred rapture felt 
In noting freely since you came 

The virtues that with you have dvyelt. 



MlM. KM.ANKOIS l'Oi;.MS. 



2/9 



I fri'(nn.'nt liLMid fioin oik- who s;i\v 

V'dii I\ iii!^' oft on \k(\ of pjiiii, 
I low hiiLjht ill you \\ ;is lov (.•'> pmv i^low, 

Mfi'k I'liticiRi' followiiiir ill his lijiiii. 
Now, foiild wc s(.'f our loss \()iir Ljaiii, 

Pl(.';isc(l wc would l)i(l xou ;dl (U'p;irt; 
And niijrht from vnin icorcts rcfniiii 

(jl;id still to (.hfrish \ on ;it liiMit. 



GRUMBLINGS. 

'M:m professes to he hunihle, 

Sij^^ns himself "•your ser\;iiit, sir!" 

Hut he 's very prone to ijrunihle, 
Till it forms his character. 

Grumbles he about the weather, 
Now too hot, anon too cold; 

Fancies oft 'tis l)()th t()<^ether 

Ere the day is twelve hours old. 

Then the ch-yness of the season 

Rouses up anew his ire; 
Next its wetness without reason 

Makes him grumbling bolts to Hre. 

Grumbles he of prospects darkening, 
Now, because //(rn/ times have come, 

And to evil promptings hearkening 
By much grumbling spoils his hc^ne. 

Hard to please in point of dinner, 
Flings he gruml)lings at his wife, 

Breaking her dear heart — the sinner I 
Inch by inch in daily life. 

Nor at night are matters mended; 

Grumbles he if supper 's late. 
She had need to be ofTended, 

Being tied to such a mate. 



jSo 



MISCEM. ANKOIS I'OKMS. 



r«>r :i littli- kind (.'luiuirv 

( )f i\isliii;4 sl;it«.- i»f thiiijjs 
Mij^lil wi-ll (.url* liis t«.'m|H'i- lUrv, 

As ivu-li (l;iy luT tioiiMi's l)iin^s. 

|{iiiiii\ Fivd's :il)(uil his tn.tliiii'^s 
iiiiR- is sick in lifd of imimps, 

Chris frum iTDup ii;is hihoivd !)rc:ithiii^, 
Maid-i>t-;ill woiU has tiu' duin|)s. 

Often tiuis au- i^iiMnhlinU'^ niai'in;,^ 
Man's <^ri-at (hitit-s in the world; 

Fining it with strift- and jairin^'. 

Till (Jod's jnd;^Mni-nts forth aiv iunlfd. 

(irumljlcis somc'tinu's vent their spite in 
(iross ahnse of those in power, 

I'roniise wt'U to show their nii^dit in 
Doin^ ri<fhl, had they their honr. 

(iive it theni, and still they ^runil)le, 
Ilavinj^ not <;ot all they want; 

Neither are they lon_<;er humble, 

Which hut proves them full of cant. 

Manv will not cease their j^rumbling 

Till death puts a stop to it. 
Mav (iod save all such from tumbling- 

lnt(j the eternal I'itl 



VERSES, 

SU(;(JKSTEn HY THE KEAHia'I, ACCIDENT ON THE GREAT 
WESTKKN K. 1? . NEAR CAPETOWN, ON THE NIGHT OF 
THE iStH march, 1859. 



March, with his usual terrors armed, 
Resolved attain to mark his Hij^ht 

O'er the " Great Western," which has swarmed 
With human freight by day and night. 



MISCKM.ANKOIS I'OKMS. iSl , 



Llm^^ik*! tlusih with :i mischievous (.ri'W, 

IK-1(I 1>\ stiTu w iiiU'i in ii'sfivc, 
Ik' up ;iiitl down the iIooiulcI track tU\N , 

Hut (lid not froin liis purpose swcim-. 

I lis c\i> hf tixod upou a part — 

A diip iiiil)anl<nK'nt on a slope, 
.\u<l io\ o\rtlo\\c(l his chilly heart 

While liii^eiiii;^ neai' the town of Cope, 

Musiiijr, he to himself thus spoke: 

" Here shall mv darlinj; scheme he tried; 

I and mv ;4an<; at one ')old stroke 
Can easily pi'oduce a ;lide. 

" Ik'ttef to serve my purpose foul 

I Ml li\ it for the eij^hteenth ni^ht, 
And raise such storm as may appal 

The hravest soul that lacks da\li'rht!" 

Then, as hy some mysterious spell 

He called for elemental strife. 
Foilh came (head clouds as l)lack as hell 

That seemed with every mischief rife. 

Im})elled hy many a howling hlast, 

Uniting in teirilic roar. 
They down their tearful contents cast, 

And ipuckly a dee)) chasm tore. 

The midnight train came rushing on, 
Xor dreamt the passengers of death. 

Nor thought perhajjs that ere the day's dawn 
God would call some to yield their hreath. 

With furious speed the Iron Horse 

Plunged headlong in the new-formed deeji, 

While raging elements their force 
Spend as if lau<;hing at the leap. 

Dragged swiftly d(jvvn in every car 

vSave one, the last of all the train. 
And still the storm prolongs the war 

With drifting snow or pelting rain. 

Imagination scarce conceives 

The shrieks, the groans, the heart-wrung wails, 
Which rent the air! One yet helieves 

They did exceed what 's told in tales. 



jS2 Misi i:i.i,A\i:()is I'OKMs. 



Ami ^till tlu' wind its kciiK'st darts 
I lulls at thf liviii;^- ami i\\v dead. 

llli'st tlu'H will- tliDsi- vvliosi- fi'Miful hearts 
C'liiild clin;^- to Christ who for tluin hied. 



A TRIIU'TH 

TO Till-. Ml•:.^I<)|{^ <>i- iiii: i{i;\'. tiiomas iawi kit, who 

I.osl HIS I.IM'; IIV line AttlDKNT AIIOVK MKNTIONKO. 

Faw tett, twelve years have swiftly Hed 

SiiKe tlrst \vc one another knew. 
Then iniitnal suireriii^s ciuiekly led 

To friendship w hich l)ut stronji^er <jfrew. 

The .\n'j;i.-\ Death hath taVn thy wife 
From thy loved arms to dwell al)ove; 

I the sweet partner of my Hfe 

llail lost, and sadly missed her love. 

Joy seized our sympathetic souls 

As each to each his trials told; 
We found that JJihk Truth consoles 

For loss of wives — worth more than gold. 

Left with voung families each was soon 

Compelled aji^ain to seek a mate; 
In love Heaven gave once .nore the boon 

Of partners suiting well our state. 

Laboring as Gospel Minister, 

Thou Hrantford left for other place, 

Yet did thou not, I can aver, 

Neglect to tell me of God's grace. 

Nobly thy work thou did'st pursue, 

With a fair share of good success; 
Daily grew clearer in thy view 

The Scripture plan of Happiness. 



MISlKI.I.ANKOlS I'OKMS. jS^ 

At l;i>t anmii<^>t the poor Red Men, 

Who iK'c'dcd much thv p;istor;d (.aii", 
'IMiy lot was ca^t, ami () how lain 

They were such iniiiisti v to share. 

or tliis we had the fullest proofs 

When tiiy sad end to tlieni was known; 

\\'ailin;is were heard hencath tiieir roofs, 
And other si;^us of ^rief were shown. 

They '11 miss thee much, as Sahhath dav 
Hrin<,'s fresh thy memory to tiieir miiul, 

And <,Malefully a triliute pas- 

Tu thee — in thine thus left hehind. 

Oh! iiow can I now further siu^^i 

How tell the h(jrrors (jf that hlow 
Which caused thy death, when each rude strinjf 

Of my poor lyre doth tremhle sor 

Ah, rnel that one on mercy bent, 

Hasting to his sick brother's side, 
Shoidd l)e from life thus stranj^elv rent 

Anil have his faith so greatly tried! 

Peace! (iod All-wise <;ave this dread shock 
And took his soul with Ilim to dwell. 

He to the last stood on that Rock 

Which can witlistand the lage of Hell. 



A TRIBUTE 

TO TIIK MKMOKV OK MI{. KltllAHI) KOI. DS, WHO Di; I'AIM KD 

riiis i.iiK Ai'lui. 2 1, 1S59. 

"The Kightcoiis are taken away from llii- evil to come." 



This truth may to Christians in darkness J^e shrouded. 
While mourning for friends in the grave newly laid, 
But a time will soon come w hen the Dayspring unclouded 
Of doubt, from our souls shall dispel e\ery shade. 



i^.\ MlSCKI.I.AXKOfS POKMS. 



These words to liis people by (Jod li;ive been spoken, 
To li,Lflit up tlieii" p;iss;ine on Life's drearv way, 
^\n(l each (hiv's fresli mercy is from Him a token 
Tliat he w ill prove to them a Comfort and Stay. 

This tViend, who l>v conduct to us so endearinj; 
Has drawn from us s\nipathv, called forth our love. 
Is <^one — O, the thou<^ht is transportin^ly cheeriufj^I 
To join the ylad thronj;- of Redeemed Ones above. 

And we who have w itnessed his pure conversation 
Have listened to Truths which he uttered so well. 
Rejoice that the theme of Christ's jj^lorious Sahation 
Was that upon which he delij^hted to dwell. 

His constant infirmities were but refining 
A soul well endowed bv both choice <;ifts and rare, 
And he throu^'h a lon<^ course of years has been shininej 
IJy li'^ht <;ained from Heaven, which <^uided him there. 

Friends, let these renicmbrauces cheei^ and delij^ht vou, 
And patiently wait till \ our own chan<^e shall come. 
The death of dear Richard should not now affriijjht you, 
Since hi- through that portal has passed to his home. 



TO THE HUMMING BIRD. 



1S59. 



Hail to thee, Humming Bird 

Heauteous and brigltt. 
That flitt'st like a spirit 

Before my rapt sight! 
I bid thee a welcome 

To sip from my flowers 
The rich, honied produce 

Of sunshiny hours. 



MlSC'KI.I.AXKOrs I'OKMS. 2^^ 

(), l)L' not so easily 

Moved to (kj)art I 
'Phv prcscMiCL- is chcvrinjic 

To my saddened heart. 
Thine shall be the treasures 

Of clove-emranl trees 
And hells of the Columbine 

Prized by the Bees, 

Mv odorous tulips 

I will with thee share, 
Nor ji^rudjj^e thee the blossoms 

Of apple or pear. 
The sweet-scented woodbine 

I shall not withhold, 
Nor rare perfumed lilies. 

Like pure burnished j^old, 

then, pretty Humming- Hird, 
Stav thou witli me, 

'Midst bri>^fhl l)lushin<^ roses 
So charminj:^ to see. 

1 '11 hail thee at mornint; 

Or woo thee at noon — 
Thy presence at all times 
Rej^ard as a boon. 

Then whv be so anxious 

Mv garden to leave? 
Know'st thou that I never 

Attempt to deceive.' 
1. would not confine thee 

In cage if I could: 
I jjlory in Freedom — 

The best earthlv good. 

Then, Humming Rird, listen 

My earnest appeal ; 
The love I have for thee 

I cannot conceal. 
Mv children, too, love thee. 

My wife does the same, 
And I am in transports 

At sound of thv name. 



2S6 Mist KI.I.ANEOUS POEMS. 



TO THE SAME. 



Junk, 1S59. 



Whence, and what art tliou? O thou beauteous Httle thing! 

That Hkc a (lazzlin<^ sprite 

Appcarc'st in mv si<rht, 
Sippin_<j from sweet flower-cups the honey stores of Spring. 

I have sought for many days to find a proper v ord 

As a fitter name for tliee 

More pleasing imto me, 
But cannot find a better than that of Humming Bird. 

True, I might tliee eaii A Fluttering Rav of Light 

Decked in prismatic lines. 

Which a radiance diffuse 
Just like a beam of glorv straving from a Seraph bright. 

Yea, I could ])icture thee as a new-born infant's soul, 

Bidding adieu to l->arth 

A moment after birth, 
But having love for flowers which it scarcelv can control. 

Or, I might describe thee as a precious, new-coined thought 

Blumined by the Truth, 

Alwavs enjoving vouth, 
Till into Wisdom's Temjjle 'tis by its Builder wrought. 

Yet, whatever thou may'st be, or howsoever called. 

Thou 'rt welcome to remain — 

Mv garden sweets to drain. 
And a lovelv I'/sion be evermore enrolled. 



MISCKLI.AXKOUS POEMS. 2S7 

FIRl: SOXG. 



TUNE, "All.n I,AX(; SYNK." 



When the wild cry of fire is heard 

Borne on tlie midnit^ht air, 
And those who listen soon are stirred 

To anxious ask "■ Where? Where?" 
Our Firemen brave, full bent to save. 

Rush to their en<;ine room; 
And flushed with hope they gntsj^ each rope, 

And with the "Rescue" come. 

ClK). — Hurrah, then! for the firemen brave! 
Who with stout hearts and arms 
Are bent our lives and <^oods to save — 
Not fearing fire's alarms. 

While still the cr\ is going round, 

And bells peal forth their notes, 
The engine comes with rumbling sound, 

Dragged bv our bold " Red Coats." 
And there too, rush, as if they \\ crush 

The ground on which thev tread, 
The band of "Hook and Ladiler," who look 

Trulv devoid of dread! 

CiU). — Hurraii, boys! for the fire brigade — 
The men resolved to stand 
In danger's frcmt and bear the brimt 
Of this foe to our land. 

When fire is reached and water got. 

In haste the hose they lay; 
They fall to work, each brave " red coat," 

Bv night ;i;- well as day. 
And now the hook and ladder boys — look! 

Have made their "grapples" fast 
To that huge frame 'midst glowing flame. 

And down it comes at last. 

Clio. — Hurrah, then! for the Fne Brigade, 
Who heed not flame and smoke; 
Thev work as though such working made 
The zest of some good joke! 



2SS MISC KI.I.W i;oi S I'OKMS. 



THH riRH ALARM. 



JUNK, ISSV- 



Fire — tire — tire! Xi^hcr still and iii'j^hcr 

Sccni the tones of tlie "■Alarum Ijell" borne on the air! 
A\vakin<jf with a start, \\ hat a sinkinj;' of the heart 

Even the stronij are apt to feel, ere they are well aware! 

Fire — fire — fire I IIi;4her now and higher 

Leaps the niailly ra^int;- Hanies as the crv Li;oes round I 

In the daikness of the ni^^ht \\ hat a trulv awt'ul sii^ht 

Is the huruinLf up of homes, while we listen {o the sound. 

Fire — the — Ihel Heboid tlie havoc direl 

When the black, wreathinj^ smoke a moment clears away — 
The flames both hiss and roar as the brave fn-emen pour 

Constantly the crystal streams from Engines in full plav. 

Fire— iire— fu'cl Fresh force it does ac([uirel 

The risin;4 wind has sent the bla/.e unto the other side! 

Yet men are standinj^ round in torpor most profound; 

Rouse ye up! now fall to work, and let your stren^fth be 
trietll 

Fire — fire — Hrel Two blocks seem one vast pvre. 

Oh, pity the ])oor houseless ones^tleeinjj^ now awa\I 
Screen them from Winter's blast, for they are on you cast — 

That sympathy in measiu'c their losses may repay. 

Fire — fire — fire I Thank (rod, the Hames expire! 

For a cold, but drenchinji^ rain most opportunely comes. 
Now honor that Hrigade which has such efforts made. 

And don't forget your neighbors who have just lost their 
homes. 



Mist KI.I.WKOl'S I'OKMS. 289 

MY OIJ) ARM CHAIR. 



''S<> 



M\ (lid Ann L'li;iirl Tlif \vc;ir mihI tciir 

'I'liou liast (.nduri'd foi- iik', 
L()n<^ i MX' this liiiK- dcsciN cd ;i rhyme 

IC\])ivsvily made to thcc 

When I tlicc h()nL,^lit, tin vainislied coat 

And well proportioned frame 
Aly lioiise adorned, and no one seorned 

Thee Rockin<r Chair to name. 

Hilt since that day, my hairns in play, 

IIa\e tnmbled thee ai)out, 
Till thou appears well struck wilii years, 

And truly ni<^h worn out. 

Dear to my heart — T 'm loth to part 

With such a well tried friend; 
^'et even repairs to old arm chairs 

Must s(Mne time have an end. 

I 've patched thee oft; and cushions sot't 
Those patches somewhat screen; 

Still, thy poor arms — reft of paint's charms 
Are scarce Ht to be seen. 

The rockers, too, I did renew — 

Will hardly yield a rockin<^. 
But out of sijijht to cast thee quite 

Would, to my mind, be shocking. 

I therefore sav: Thou here shalt stay 

As long as I remain; 
And no neglect I can detect 

Shall cause thee to complain. 

Farewell, Arm Chair! thou canst not fare 
Much worse than I have done; 

For, bv mv pen, from fellow men 
Lary-e share of scorn I 'vc won. 



390 MISCKI.I.ANT.ors I'OKMS. 



A TKllU'TH 



TO IIIK UK \\i:i«V <>1- MV l.()l>l\, MI«S. T. A. l()\V II K l{ I), 

WHO ci{()s>i;i) iiik Aii.wru i\ .mid-win rKu \vn 11 

IIIUKK IIKI.IM.KSS (. IIII.I)l<i;\, AM) INDKK \ i: l< ^ IKVI\(i 

t iiu IMS lA.Ni i;s. 



1 85: 



DciM" lousiii, I h;iil \()u as Mother most brave, 
Who crossed in luiil-winter Athmtic's l)roa(l wavel 
What voii liad to suffer in part I conceive, 
Thou<^h no Ljloonn storv vou made me l)eheve. 

Assisted hv Fancv I see vour sad plij^ht, 
liefore l)usv I^iverjjool parsed tVom vour si<;iit; 
On sliiplioard I view vou with three little hahes, 
While the vessel riiles proudly o'er blue ocean waves. 

One small, vear-old infai\t then han<^s at \()ur breast, 
And one child much older disturbs vour nii^ht's rest 
Bv her fre(|uent wailiu'^s from sickness most sore. 
The third is but youuii,- and vet needs watchin;^ o'er. 

I still look and wonder how vou could bear up. 
When drinkin*^ so deeplv of this ])itter cup. 
I picture you «^aziii<^, with tears in vour eves, 
Upon the poor suflerer and hushinjj^ her cries. 

The vessel bv dread winter tempests is tossed, 

And manv more favored i^ive all up for lost. 

But Hope — that sweet An<^el I vour courage supports, 

And in these <(rcat trials to trtist God exhorts. 

I fancv I see vou while nearinp^ the land. 
On the ship's crowded deck in sorrow now stand, 
Still watchiiii^ vour babe as she ^j^ives her last si<)jh; 
Yet Thomas, your husband, to help is not nigh. 

And then is most vividlv brought to mv view 
That Coroner's Inc{uest so trying to vou; 
The bearing your lovetl one away to the grave. 
Though you, quite dejected, are still on the wave. 



MisiKi.i.A Mcois I'()i;ms. 291 

oil, then 1 can paint, it i»^ triu- but in jiart, 

Tlic aiiLCnisli and ^rii-f ot" \(>nr waim ioxinn' JKart, 

ICxj)cctin<; at l()(lt;in^s vt>nr partntr to soc, 

As anxious as an\ fond niotlii-r can lie. 

\'oni- painful suspense as da\ parsed atUr da\. 

And tiitk- of nioncN was nicltinii a\\a\ ; 

The pleasure which heamed in vour calm, patient face, 

When tlmt friend was able \()ur sojourn to trace. 

\'our jouniev so cold and so cheerless at last, 
Till \()U and the two tender ch.ildren \\ eie cast 
On kindness of stran<;ers in reaching our town, 
While Winter put on his most terrihle frown. 

^f V own keen emotions I need not express 
When von tnst came here and 1 saw vour distress. 
Once more I would hail vou as Mother most hrave. 
Who crossed in mid-winter Atlantic's broad wa\e. 



CAXADIAXS' WELCOME 

TO II. K. II. thp: pkixck ok walks, i860. 



Canadians, welcome now the Prince — 
Victoria's noble, first-born sf)n; 

Who conies amonjjst us to evince 

How much his A^Iother's lo\e we've won. 

He comes not as a despot's heir 

From serfs their homajj^e to demand. 

He comes not with that outward glare 
So suited to a slave-cursed land, 

But as a freeman to the free, 

His errand is of vast concern. 
Then let us show our loyalty 

By aiming sordidncss to spurn. 



i()2 MiM I r.i. Asrofs i'(»i;ms. 

Ami tlm> uliili' 111' iiiiiii^iiriili-s 

Tlif \\ ondioiis triimipli of Mali's ail,* 

Sii- that (tiir roiidiut compiiisalis 
l''(ir rii^ht pi ilorinamt.' of his part. 

'PluMi >liaii Ills' stay ainon-^st lis luTi- 
I'ill him with iiu morirs s(> swci't 

Thai III' ma\ , at no distant year. 
He led his \ isit to ii'piat. 

And \\ hiU- iir \ iiws oui- lountrv, lillfd 
With wondfis of the yastcst kind, 

May i;iain lit-lds wide, indnslrious tilk-d, 
And thri\in^ Arts, plcast- wc-ll his niiiul. 

ICa^tr to pro\c' onisL-lycs content 
With Britisli rnle, and land so fair, 

W'e "gladly hail the I'linee now sent, 
And tinst he will onr hlessiiij^s share. 

A thousand weleomes then to you, 
The Heir to loyed N'ictoria's throne; 

Canadians still to I'reedoin true, 

Would warmly make their homaj^e known. 

* The- N'ittor! : liridiff at Mcititiral. 



BRAXTFORD'S \V1:LC()MH 

TO TIIK I'RIXCK OF WAI-ES, I S6o. 



Welcome, thrice \velcome, to our fair town, 
Albert Edward, the heir to Rrittania's Crown! 

W"e hail this your yisit 

W^ith feelint^s exciuisite, 
And all party spirit most cheerfully drown 

111 the joy of the day ; 

While we earnestly pray- 
That God's richest blessings may compass your way. 



Mlsi I.I.I. A \ i.oi s I'oi.Ms. 



293 



No \ i;i;.4;na's \ ;ist ^fl(iiii'> \yA\c w <.■. 

Nil I5ii(l'4i' s|):mniii'4 l^i\ii ii'^ widi- ;i>< ;i >-t';i ; 

N\ I \\ V li;i\ I' ;i rinint\ 

W Ikim' >(>il, fur its Ixiiint \ , 
Siir|):i>-K| is l.y iioiK' in tlii^ rliinc of ilir i lii.i:. 

'/'//(■ (nr/i/iJ/, 'tis n;iiiu'(l. 

Of ;ill C";m;i(l;i. liinu.l 
Vnv ilmirost nf l;iiul, tlioip^li hilt l;iti'l\ rcihiiiiud, 

\\\' li.ni' 11(» splendid Imildiiivis lo sIkiw, 

No Millioiinirf's piil.ici' tluit mi-^Iit notiic <lr;iu, 

lint \ ft \\ I' m:i\ Imasi of 

A \ I r\ fair iiost of 
IJotii woimii and iikmi wIid tluir dnl\ will Iv'.iou. 

W'liilf s\\\'i.'t L;ii'ls and l)ri<_;l)t l)o\s 

S\ nipatlii/L' in our jo\ s. 
As yoni' IIi;4lnKss can s^u 1)\ tlK'ir 1 iiitli-spcakiii'^ i-ms. 

Nor \i't nu'ii with i^iiat titlis ha\t' wi; 
l>ut sonir nuTt \ on Ikti' luavi' as luaxcsi can lie. 
riit'sc iia\c hcc'ii no stran^i-is 

^^> i^ivatfst of yitat daiim'Ts^ 
Wlicn war's horrid fioni thivatfiicd lahtit \ 's tiic, 

Hoth Krd Men and While 

Minified then m the li,L(lit, 
And still li\e to^^ithei- to stand for the Kk.ii r. 

Our j^ood town, as \(.ur Ili^hness well knows, 
Is called after one Ioiil;' released from life's woi's. 

1 lis nieniorx we cherish, 

An<l <^ladl\ w onld nourish 
Tile niotixes that led him to march aLjaiust fot's. 

I'or l)rave Captain IJiaiit 

l)i(l most ea<4-erlv ])ant 
The I'la^- of true I'li'edoni in thest' parts to plant. 

Welcome, thrice \vek<»mc to our fair tow n, 
Alhcit ICdward, the heir to Urittania's Crown! 

No nii^L^ardh measure 

W ould we \ ii'ld of pleasure. 
To \()u and your Suite, as xou doubtless w ill ow n. 

I•^)r we IJritish rule prize, 

And w(nil(l streiv^then the tics 
Hindin^- us to X'lcrom.x, the jjjood and the wise. 



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MISIKI.I \ \ I 1 'I s |>i)| Ms, 



A (Wi.i. I'OK iir.i.r roK cAKir.Ai.i 

I Sfn). 

C';iii:!ili;iii tin nun. i>iii' ;mil ;ill. 

l<i'"-|)oiul to ( i;irili;i!<li"> r;ill. 

And lulp liiiii tiow to '"|K'i-(l till.' fill! 

Of f;iir lt;ili;i'- fni^s. 
()ur (ii>(| tliix \i';ii ;il>im(l;iiut' ^iinU, 
( )!i, -piMid it not for silfish tiiil>, 
ISiit u^Im' I" liiiu \\ liii K i(,ii I lUfiiiiK, 

.\ii(l >>tri\i.'s to lua! Iki \\<h'>'. 

Si'i' liim ;!>. lu- im^.lti-li -t;m(U. 
Smroiiiulid li\ \u- piitiiot haiuK — 
Till' ailinii atioi) oj' all land' 

W a\i' I "u'l-iloin"-- liaiiiRT lii^li. 
I If moM's- -acflaiimnn' thou^-aiuls wait 
I'll open \\ idi- oaili (.ity Liatc. 
And lrn-1 to hint tln'ir fiituii' fati' — 

As>uii.'d ic'drmption \ ni;^!!. 

Wliok'-sduliMJ and lirasc as man can Ik-, 
III' lii^lits aloin' for Lil)cTt\ ; 
Nor u ill !k' list till Italy 

Sliaki- off Ikt iviaiits' ilianis. 
'I'liis done lu' siL'ks not liii^li (.'stale; 
Sni.'i\'ss do(.s net his sonl I'lati-; 
In louline'ss he can lie jjjivat, 

I'or nicannt'ss lu' disdains. 

Can \\ c to such a one deny 
A'sistaiu'cr \v lu'ii to do ov i\]v 
He passes outwai'd splendors l)y 

In sintileness of iieait? 
l'"oihid it, \c of Htitish hloodi 
I'^othid it all who seek fof i^ood. 
Uisel show that voii have understood 

All honest fieeinan's pa'il 

IaI not tliis no]>le Patriot's fate 

He such as was KossiitlTs the (iieat. 

Ma\ theii inaiiiiitic deeds create 

.\ '.^low of svmpatln 
Which shall incix-ase till e\er\ chain 
Eiislaviiii; man lu- snapped in twain, 
And nniveisal Fieeiloin iei;4ii 

In <j;lorions majesty. 



\1|N( I I (. AM.ol ■> I'Ol.Ms. icj^ 



I.I.M-S. 



M <.(ii;sii;r) MY rill'; \i;u ^oli^ i itini\i:'s \tt<;i \i oi 

l.l\i(»l.\'> MKI' Ml I I IM. I l!t)M M'|{l\(.lri.l.l>, III.iNor.N, 
I < II! \V .\s|| I \(, I ( )\. 



Ill' -IikmI till' lU'Mi' Lilliuln lilllil, llldll'^ll v;i(l, 



lli-l<"iil Mil' lU'hk' Ijlliuln iMllil, llidll'^h v;i 

Alic.iit lit pill I rmm ihiisi' with wlium lu livid 

So iu;m\ \t';ii> in swcvti-st ;iinit\. 

lut'oiv him pnispfc'ls whiili iiiinht wi'Ii ;ipp:ii 

IMu- st(»tik>t lu'iirt. His (.otmtry, tundlv ilurishid, 

ISiit iTst so Mil-;, I ;iii,l (;,i|-, tlif hiimlilc \ iilini 

( )t l>l;nk tiMitor^'' Jills, ;in(l on ihr mmj^i' 

( )l ii'intnl riiiiTs s\i(li'|\ \ awning;- ^iiif. 

Wiiili- n.'1'olii'i.lions ol" (loiiusiii- hliss. 

Siuli as hnt fi-\\ cnjov. niiLjIil well iiidiid 

MaUt.' liini ipiitr lotli to Icaxr his nuiih lo\id lioiiu-. 

\\ itli stt-ady eye he \ icw s \\\v i-oiuduisi' \ast, 

\V\'j; tlioiiLjhts fast wi'lHiii^ from his imiKist soni 

Too hi;,;- t'oi uttcTatu-i.'. ^'(.■| a lew ilioitc words 

Steal forth and fall upon attenti\e ears: 

"Here h;i\i' I VwcA for main, man\ xt-ais; 

I li'ie were my ehilihen hom, and oiu' heiiealli 

'I'lie t^raxeyard sod rests now in death, at piaee! 

I know not when eaeh di-ar famihar I'ai-e 

Now left hehind ma\ n'hid m\ i'\ is aL;ain ; 

I hit this I know a (hit\ ^leatei' f; 
'i"i ... r .11 4 "• .'. \i • 1 ■ 



'i'lian e\i-r fell to man sinee W'ashin'^lon 
lleld ( io\ernmental leiiis, now (alls to nu'. 
\\ ithont (iod's aid he ne\ er eonld ha\e known 
Sueiess. I'pon that IJeini;- placed hi' still 
I lis linn reliaiue, and sneeeeded well. 
Snieeed 1 (.aniiot w ithont ai<l Disine 
imparti-d to me in this honr of need. 
I phiee in (Jod m\ trust; and oh. m\ hii'uds, 
I'ray \ ou foi' me that I ma\ ha\e I lis help! 
Then shall success, such as we w ell m;iv crave, 
I5e mine for certain in this crisis dread. 
I hid \()u all affectionate farewell." 

This heard with thr()l)i)inL:^ hearts the <fa/infj thron<f; 
And, deeply moved within their bosom's dej^Uis, 
Responded soon, " We will all prav for xoul" 



i(f) 



M|s( III, \ M <i| s I'OI \l>^. 



I |)Mii ilii'- Mi'iu- inl^lil Ati^iiU rtiiitlly ^;i/i'. 
Ami |)l;iii 'l till iciuid ill liij^li llr;(\tn'>- ;iiihi\t'*, 
TIkiI I.iiuolii, fi'illii'4 lli^ own wiJiUiu •>■> mikli, 
I lis IniKliii r;ist iipiMi ilu' I, old of nil. 

( io ihii*. llwMi iliiisiii oiu', ;mil liiiiiU -taiul 
I'm rnilli ;iii(l I'liiiloin in tlu' ILill- ot' St;iUl 
I At Do tiim--ii \ iii'^ |)olit\ 111' tliiiii'; 
Milt, phiiiii;;; roiiiiil tln'i' iiuii ot' -lirlini,^ woitli, 
(iiasp tii^ht tin.' ifiiis ot' CoiistitiitiiPiKil s\v;iy. 
It* i^o tlu'\ will, III iliijux of SI:i\iT\ ;;<), 
And iiiip till' li;init'iil f i nil llu'v '\i' imrturi'tl loii^. 
In lliis i1h\ 'II llml ;i irrl;iin, ^pi-cdv iinv 
I'or ni;nliu'^s sni.li ;in tlu'x li;i\(.' :ilw;i\s sliown. 
(io, Lini'oln. tlu-n. ;nul if C*;m.i(li;ins'' praviTs 
Mas an;_;lit avail, tlion ina\'-t tluir piaviTs lonnnand 
I'l. i;i!i \ i; \ , I No I . 



"Suiiiptrr h;i< r;ilK'n, l)ut TR'nlom is S;ivi\l." 

(.W:.' )'>rk 'J\il>/iin\ Aprils lS^>'-) 



Thank ( lo(l lis sol tor now w i' Unow 

All coiiijironiisi.' is (.'iidcd. 
List Liiuoiir- tall, thfii I'li'i-nK'n, all 

Who ha\i' tioni hraws (k'sitiidcd. 

^'ou^ Stiipfs and Stars, w i^allanl lais. 

Ki'i'p proudly o'er you waxing; 
Sliiki- for the: r'n^ht with all your luiL^hl, 

StiTii dan;4cr t'rfch' hra\in<;I 

^'c• SoldiiT hosts, stand to vonr posts 

Like AniK-ison, untliiK-hiii'^-. 
Thosc Soutlivni foL's iKi'd lu-axN Mows 

To cuiL' tlu'in of tlifir " l\ luhiiii;-." 

A traitor's fatt- may thcni await, 
!)Ut \ i-t thc'if monstrous maihicss 

May work vou woe- for auiLjlit ye know, 
And till the woild with sadness. 



\IIM ».l.l,AM'.t»l > riM.Mx. 



i97 



I mil K (.'III l)lii< 111 < >l I lii-< .1 ill II >il 

l'"i»r \ iii^jijiiuv 'iiihI is liilliii'^I 
AihI (iiiil's ri;;lit IkiiuI sImII lihi^l tlial l.inti 

Willi |)l:i;,^nts llu- most jppjlliii'^. 

W'liiih (hin.-< to Imld titim lii\i' I'l ▼;"''' 

I'uiii sLuox in y;;illin^ I'ltliisI 
Uisi', lOii^l W'l^t Noitlil ^'luir mii^lit pm fmlli. 

l't»r vou ;uv rivt.'«l<»iu'> tkl)lurNl 



S().\(i. 



M\ l.()\I. Is NO (.A^, DASIIINC. MAID. 



M\ li)\c' is IK) i^iiv, (l;isliii)LC in;ii(l, 

Willi i()s\ cliri'ks and ^dIcKii tints, 
\i)|- iii^ii-l)<)iMi l:i(!\ well arrayed 

In ulitterin;^ diamonds and pearls. 
^'et she is a lo\ely, lovinj^ \\ ife, 

Who can hlithelv sint^- while workin;^ we 
And so happy is om- married life, 

That I on its pleasures tondl\ dwell. 
() my love is no '^aw, dashinj; maid, 
I5nl a wife in matronly wortli arrayed. 

I \e seen xonn;^ Ji'''*^ ''^ heant\ rare, 

With rnhy lips and sjiarklin;^ eyes, 
Use all their eliarms to form a snaie 

Hv which to carry off a prizr. 
J 've noted the wedded life of such. 

Oft iin(lin;4 them slatterns void of love; 
.And none need wonder so very much 

If I \alue hii^h niv turtle dove. 
For she is no vain, dashiuLj maid, 
l)Ut a wife in matronly worth arrayed. 



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MISC i;i.I..\ N l.( II s I'OI.MS. 



Throii^^li yc-;irs ot" ni;itrini()ni;il (.-iirc, 

Ami rniistMiil toil from (l;i\ to (l;i\', 
To iiK- lior f;u-i' li;i-, still l)c'(.'ii f;iir, 

.\> il" lu'f t-li;iniis would iK'Vr (k'(.;i\. 
And our liousL- is full of ._rirls and l)o\s, 

The plf(!i;<.'s swc'L't ot' a sat red lose, 
Si'iit to k(.'L']) youii^ and hri^ht tlic joys 

W'liicli many witli wtalth oft fail to proxr, 
( ) my \i>\v is no ^ay, dasiiinL^ maid, 
l)Ut a will- in inatronK woitli ai raxed. 



THE S1-WIX(; MACHIX]-. 



1861. 



I sint,^ the Scwiiij),- Machine, 

'IMie blessin<rs ii brinj^s to the fair. 
Some of those ])lessin<^s I 've seen, 
And therefore its praises declare. 

'Tis a curious thintj^ 

Of which I now sin<^, 
^\nd poets ha\e suus^ it before me; 

Hut if the theme "s yood, 

'Tw ill l)e well understood 
I'm rii^ht in prolonj^ing the storv. 

Well finished Sewing- Machine I 

Whose form is so y-raceful and neat; 
Thou of inventions art Queen, 

And to look at thy work is a treat. 

I'Lach nice burnished wheel, 

With the plate of pure steel. 
Thy Ljoid bedecked arms and the jj^uages, 

All speak of the skill 

Which the jji'enius at will 
Puts forth in the work that he wages. 



.Mi>rKi.i.A \ i.ur> I'oi.M^. 



_•(>(> 



Wdiidi'ifiil Siwin;,; M;kI:Iiu'I 

No \i>i(MiN i>r '^Nx.m ;iii(l ilt.--|);iir 
l'"l«);il <>\cr inv mind >(.r(.iK,, 

As I lli\ ])(.'rt(inn;iiui' iiiinpiirc 

To the- ()l(l-f;islii(iiK'(l »tiuli, 

TIh' (Iri'ad M)n()\\> \\ liicli 
Ai.T(>m));iiiii.Ml work li\ llu' llii^ti's 

( )t" tliosf forcfd to sew 

"Midsl a lite full of \s of. 
With |)it\ m\ Mill! on it linL;ri-. 

IOxii'Ul'iU SL'\viin4 MachiiK'I 

Tin imiNical flicU-a-dick-ilifk, 
Knnovcs far awav tin.- spk^'ii 

I'loiii those wiio ot' toihnt^ aic sick. 

Th\' task speeds aioiiii, 

While the fair ones in sonjj; 
(ji\e \ent to their teeliiiii""" <>f ,i;l;idness. 

1 low diff'ient 1 w een 

From the sij^ht often seen 
l>v Hdod* with a heart full of sadness. 

Dutiful Sewin>jj Machine! 

Now cliecrtiilly stitehin^ away, 
NcatU and (juicklv, as seen 

In the things liv niv wife made to-day 

J'Inra))tuied am I, 

For no heart-lnirslin'4' sii^h 
Escapes tVom the dear operator; 

But a smile of delijjjlit 

Is now alwa\s in sii^ht, 
or happiness sweet indicator. 

Ik'autit'u! SewiuLJ Machine! 

How thankful am 1 to the man 
Tlirou;4h manv vears who has heen 

Thus carefully f()rmin<j^ thy plan! 
Ma\- smiles from the fair, 
Rid of much toil and care — 
Shine on him in moments of anLjuish. 

Mav their tender hands 

To ohev his commands 
Ik- readv, should he in life lan:.;uish. 



* Sec "Soiii; of tlic Sliirt.' 



3(J<) 



MIS*. KM, A \i;()ls I'OKMS. 



TAP.m AM) TlI'.l'.V. 



I, \\ jtihini; tlu-ir iVDliiksdHK' inoo-l. 
(mimiIv \vuii(It-Ti.(l iIk-\ ik'sct 'j;n[ tiii'd of phiv, 

l)Ul tlu' si'tli't I ~(iull llllilflstoud. 

For, lIsti-'iiIiiLj-, I lu'ar on tliL' (Iriiin of the ciir, 
'riu->.(.- thoiij^-hts ill (.at laii^uam- coiivfv t-d — 

Tlir which I iiilt'i|)!(.'t K'-t it sjiould appear 
or Iclhii- the inith I 'in afraid. 

Said Tahhy to 'I'il)h\ : "Our master V douni'ast ; 

IC!se wily are lii> loolvs full of oloom r 
Tliere 's soinethini^ like sjjt'etii'^ in fiitme or pa^-t, 

W liieh stiaaiL;-ely Iiefoie lii'^ mind loom. 

"So, daughter, still further in fiolie induln'e, 

-Vnd thus chase his sadiic-s a\\a\-; 
Oni motives we need not to mortals di\ulL;e; 

Then at it in ri^hl earnest phiN." 

This said, she L;a\ e Tihiiy a sK, knowiiiL;- wink, 
And strai'_jht on her haunches sat down. 

While Tihhy, who is of all kittens the pink, 
Laid the counsel sate liy in her crow u. 

And now, as if struck hy electrical shock, 

The younii; one sw if! hounded aside, 
.Vnd then with an air w hich would true \alor mock. 

Some strange soldiers' antics she tried. 

Ad\ anciiiL;', retreatin<^, \\ ith rij^ well upreared. 

Her looks testify to her ire; 
And e\ery mano'ux re, it is to he feared. 

Will hrin<;- some calamity dire. 

Hut meantime, the mother in calmest content. 

And careless as cat could well he. 
Just waited till Tihhy's t1ash-\a'.or was spent, 

"\'et now and then wiukini( at me. 

I iud^ed from this fact tiiat a wrinkle had struck 

,To the depths of her sai^e cat-like brain; 
And I tli()u<2:ht of my beautiful kitten's ill-luck 
In entering- (ai such a campai<i^n. 



Misi i;i.i A M;(>rs i-oims. 



;')i 



Tin.' tlimiL;lil li;i(l scaic-i.' Il;i^lifil thniuj^h tlif (.li.iinln.T'^ nf miiul 

W'luii slii.' poiiini'tl likf ;i ti^'i' on pw\ I 
Oil, li<»ni)rl luit sti)|)I with iilift I ii«>\\ liiul 

Thi'V liotli Wfic i-ii'4;il;c'(1 in imif |)l;i\ . 

r>iil wIu'IIkt in ])l;i\ or rc;il i';niK-4, it sctiiis 

^'(lll^L; ril>!i\ "> no niatcli for Ikt niollu-r; 
So tlui'> I now (.-nd thi-- ni\ tir^t of cnl <lr(.';ini--, 

Not laiiiiL; to w lite •-lull aiiollKT. 



Ki.\i:s. 

foM i'()>i:i) \|- Ml!, ^^l,\l:l^ 



, wi>r Mi^soi i:i, 
.M(;lsi- ,:;, 1.S7,:;. 



M(.Lail\, I (.an 't ka\f \oiir Iioiim'. 

^'onr <larlin;4 (laii<_;;lilcr, iliarmin'^ v])oii>-(.', 

\\ itliont at least a sinL^'lc- rlunu' 

ComnK'HioratiiiL;' that sweet time 

When I, witli in\ heloxed wife, 

Sliared \<iur dear home, willi eomforts rife. 

And now 1 backward ca^t mv e\e 
( )"er ei^lit-and-tw ent\ \ears '^oiu' li\. 
Since llr>t to \ ou thi- huid I sold 
Which now vou ])ri/.e tar more than ,l;<>1i1. 
.\h, then with trees 'twas covered o'er 
Tlionsands of whi.h are now no more; 
JJiit in their stead rich, wavim^ i^rain. 
On liill and dale and pleasant plain 
AlniiKlant L;r'>\vs; and \earl)\ vear 
.\d(ls comforts to \(>ur home so dear. 

I'^air tront creek still Hows soft!\ hv, 
Tlioii'^h not so ]ileasin^- to the e\e, 
As w lien at llisl its stream I saw. 



H 
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MIM I'.I.I.AM-.iJl .s IMI.MS. 



Mill lii^iiil (iiit\ i;illi(l iiH' luiui', 

I'o sti'|K> li'ss |)U'.|si|l^ to IIk' s(.I1s«.' 

( )!' owe \\ lid IkkI ;i poft's vw 
l"ur Naliin's works, I \hh\i.- ^(kkI l>\i' 
r<» w hilt so (iiiiikh liail liiconic 
'!'<• iiH" .ihiK'st ;is (Ifin ;is lioiiu'. 

And now, kind fiii'iuU, wc- iiiiisl rctiini 
I'o thai saiiu' hoMK', wliilc- liosoni> luini 
\\ ill) l;i a'itiidr tor kindness shown 
'l"o lliosi' \(iu had s(i hull- known. 

\\ I' linm.'!' still: 'tis iiard to pait 
I'rom \ on, wlicii londiv heart to lii'art 
Ht'ats now, as if for \iars w t- M hiin 
I'ast hound in iVieiuUhip's hands siti^iu'. 

(jod hU-ss vou all! Wf fervent pray. 
And make \(>n happier ever\ fla\ I 
Should we in liitnrt' iiu-et no moii-, 
( ), nia\ w f all reach Canaan's -hoi-e. 




FAMILY iMi;ci;s. 



I.IM.S I'O \\Y M()IMI1:K, 
WHO Dii.D \\iii;\ I \\ ,\> Aiioi 1 r\\(i \ i.aks oi.n. 



1 IkkI a iiiutlKT oiu'i', and Ikt dear iiaiiu' 
Has j)i>\V(.'i' c\iii now to tlnill ni\ \».'i\ franir. 
And fail foitli fcflinj^s \\irn.li tan onl\ ri-^c 
When Lo\ I' doth view its ohjeet in tiie skies. 
So wonid I \ iew thee, Motlier, and rejoiee 
Tiiat 1 lia\e power »o raise ni\ leel'le voiee 
And tell what thoui^hts arise within ni\ lueast, 
A'- tlni'^ I \ iew thee entered into re^t. 

( ), sav, n)\ Mother, eanst thon see th\ son r 

1 )o^t thon lieiiold tlie poor, eiralie one 

W'iio has hee.. tossed on lute's tenipestnons \\a\e 

Till he has fairlv Ionised to find iiis i;ra\f ^' 

1 lain wonld know it", when I hea\c a si^h, 

Teals e'er hedini tin s\inpathetie ever 

When 1 have drnnk so deep ot hearttelt woe. 

And ". ro\ed the \anit\ ot" ail helow. 

Oh, sav, ni\ Mother, hast tiion felt a share 

Know'st thon \\ hat 'tis to he weighed down with eare 

Wli\ write I thns"- for souls in heaveiiK Miss 
Feel not onr woes — ktunv not what sorrow is — 
Unless their past e\]:)iMienees they feel, 
I'd aid, bv contrast, in producing weal. 
For it is written, "■(iod shall wipe awav 
Tears t"roin all t"aees,"' in Internal I)a\ I 
Then let nie rest content, and strive to show 
Trne patience, while I suffer here helow. 
And follow Christ wherever he may lead: 
Thns provintJ^ faith sincere In e\ery deed. 
(), then, whenever he may call me hence, 
I shall he w illinj^- to leave time and s. nse 
And mount aloft to dwell with God forever. 
To taste that bliss from w hich naii<4"ht can me se\ cr. 



AMII.N I'IKlKS. 



ro Nn- wii'i: 



IClU'ii. (Ic'iir, it is (.k-;!)" 
I li;i\ I' iKil luilf tli\ iiu'iils li>l(l ; 

SwiTt I'f lifi'. 1(>\L'1\ wilt.', 
Mnn.' piwiinis thou li;ist lifi'ii lliaii '_;(>Iil. 

Listiii now ; titith I tiow 
W ill In.' in\ tjiiidf \\ liik' I relate 

What puiv lo\c', s\\ (.'ftist (|()\(.', 
Thou siiil li;i>t show 11 ill iiiairianf state. 

When I 'ill ill thou dost till 
Ihe ojliee ot a eoniforli-r; 

S()othiii<; siekness w ith such (luiekness 
'I'hat (li-ease seems l);niis|ie(l tar. 

It" low spirits we iiihi'iit, 
Thou swilth (Irixest them awa\- 

l>\ sweet soul;' all (la\ Ioiil;', 
I iitil I lee! (jiiite \oiiiii4' '""' !4''\ • 

Then our house, ti(l\' spouse. 
Is kept 1)V thee so trim and neat, 

i'hat from liome I '11 not roair 
I'o ti\- and find a sinn;- retreat. 

( )f L;iils and lio\s, and man\' jo\s. 
We have, iii\ dearest, (piite our siiaie; 

I low to Use them, not al>use them. 
Should al\sa\s ])e our eonstant eaie. 

I>ul alas I how ^ooii pass 
All present ^ood desires awaw 

I'Y'el we weakness"' then in meekness 
Lei us unto our Father j)ra\ . 

He Is slron:.^, and has lonj^ 
I'pheld us 1)\ His mi;j^ht\ arm; 

() how yloriousl I'aith xictorious 
Will us preserve alwa\s from harm. 

Then let us prav, love, dav 1)V da\ , 
I'hat our (k'ar children mav he brought 

Into Ilis fold, ere thev are old: 
Even as God himself luith tau<>ht. 



I A MILS I'lIU i;s. 



^<^^ 



(), \vh:it pliMsiirc in rich nH';i>iiiir 
\\\- tJH-ii should tl'c'l. ni\ own triii.' lo\i.! 

i'or n;m'4"lit l'\ i.T lould ii^ '-(.■\ci', 
IJiit ;ili ;it ia-'t wmild d a lH al>o\f — 

i>\ (iodV ;.;iaii.' ill that plaii' 
Inhaliitc-d 1)\ Spirits hri^iit. 

This ^(.'■.uri'd. \Vf a!hni-d, 
Mi"h,t \n.'\v In l-'aitli tiif ''loiiou- ■-i^iit. 



'I'o I' III: sAMi:, 

\\ni;\ A'VAN 1 ItoM IIOMI-. 



()li, wiu'ii will iii\ l>c'lov(."d roiuc 

To hiT own honu- ai^ain ? 
Sin(.'l\ it will not \k- ni\ doom 
To miss liLT alwa\s in caih room. 

And of luT loss complain. 

Deaf C'hi'i'^. and Ji-nny w i->h Irt home. 
And ask \vh\ sIk- % not hcii-; 

And 1 in cpu-st of her wonld roam. 

IJnt fear to mi^s hef nuuh-loxed form. 
Which I wonld hope i- mar. 

N'l't 1 would not im|>atient ln'; 

Thou art on Mother tendin;^'. 
Th\' love to her I like to sec-. 
It will not lessen mine to thee, 

I'util \^^\ lil'e i-- endiuL;-, 

.And should'st ihou sta\ another wec-k, 

A month, or e\en a year — 
Thv eonduct past would loudly speak 
Th\ taithfnlness, thy spirit meek, 
And sav I 've nau'jjht to tear. 



X()(} 



V wm.x I'lia !:s. 



Then s(;iy, my <It';ir, till tlioii h:i>.f done 

All I hat t li\ inotiici' iH-idfd ; 
^ v\ jiist ri'inrnihtT tlu'iv is onf 
\\ lii> \\ ill \k- sadlv \v<)f-lH-<4iiiu', 

1 !!•> loMfliiu'^s mdu'iilcd. 

I'^or Will I Uiii>\\ llial ^luli a \\ it'i- 

U IkIIct far than i^old ; 
And all the j()\>- (d haelu'loi" lite. 
However fft'e from eaii' and strife, 

( )n nu mind take no hold. 

Just iKiw hei' hi other hrin'^s me word 

That I must <^i) and si'^ |kt. 
I'or ad till' )o\s this will afford 
Ma\- 1 he thald^t"nl to the Lord, 
And ;_;-o tVom eare to fri'e her. 

Within an hour 1 sei' lu'i^ faee 

Medeeked with smiles to n'li-et nie, 
Ihit vet she seems iu vvoetui lasc, 
I'or marks ot" to>t/iirrlic I ean traee 
As she eome-- forth to meet \\\c. 

We spi'ud the niL^ht with th' dear old folk. 

The nionunls (piieklv i1v . 
W hile vv I' liids-armed stait on a walk, 
Ihit soon return to sinj;' and talk- 

riu' tire all sitting' hv . 

I poll till' morrow then rettirn 

To home, " s\\ (.•(.•i home, '" a^ain. 
Our hearts afresh with love do hurn. 
As w i- at hand our houst- disi'ein, 
.\iid all it does eontain. 



TO Nn- I)i:.\U LITTLK l!()^■S, 

jAMKS, ClllilS r()!MII<:i{ AM) Al.h I! I'D. 

Three lovely l)()ys who hcnr mv name, 
Have all upon nie equal claim, 
And seem to ask a rhvme from me — 
A luimtile poet as you see. 



I \Mi;.N' I'lia KS. 



v/ 



|;inu-. Cliri--tiii)lii.'r ;iiiil Alfiid, di'nr, 
^'<lu ofti'ii (Id iii\ "-piril ilii'i r. 
VIm\\ ill lii- own must c-lumniii;^ \\;iv, 
I''r<>iii hour t(i lidiir. iVom <l;i\ tudiiN. 
I;mit^ 1)\ \\\^ otU'ii tiiiK'f'iil iiioimI, 

And Dtlu T tliiii;^^ lii'^t iiii(l(.r-.t I 

l>\ 11 \\>ui\ p;ii'(.-i)t, at till' tiiiK', 

To Ik' as swi'c't a>< mii->ic'> i.-liiiiu'. 

Ill liiin. thoii^Ii xouiil;-, my c-\<.' i.;m trarc 

A ^oiiu; hinj,f in l:i>> pivtt\ face 

Which shows stioii^r passion huk's wiihiii 

That childish hrcast— t!u' tViiit of sin, 

I also liiink I trulv sec 

A trait "oiiicu hat too niisciK. 

1 ina\ he- w lon^ 1 hope I am, 

l"or 'twould he sad in m\ swii't laiul>. 

Tlicii Chris., what must 1 sa\ ot' him. 

Who shows ii>, main a littli' w himr 

IJiit with it all displavs affection 

I'or one so \i)unii in much pevfeclion. 

And can f"o|ot.i \{\^ sorrows all, 

Thoii;4'h his xonni;' heart he lilled with ;4al 

If hut his niolher scini to cr\ , 

Ik' njjward turns his hii'^ht hrow n i\i', 

And asUs so eainestK a kiss 

That wf'ie compclleil to lo\ e our Chris. 

Once, dear child, () strani^e to tell. 
I''rom hrother Willie's knee hi' fell 
And sadlv Inirned his little arm. 
Which i^reatlx- fdled us with alarm. 
He cried, as niii^ht ha< e heeii e\]HCled, 
And (|uick relief was not net;lected. 
IJnt w hile his heart was tit to hurst. 

He spied a wound on Mamma's hand. 
And though his own was far thi' worst. 

The siiLjht of Jieis he could not stand. 
He ceased his crviiiL;', ^axe a siL;;h, 
" Poor Mamma's sore,"* liecame his cr\ . 
M\ darlin<;" child, tliis act of thine 
Makes me rij^ht j^lad to call thee mliu-. 

Hut I must hasten; one remains 
Who well tleser\ es m\' ahlest strains. 
This is mv Alfred — lo\el\ hahel 



*A literal tact. 



3oS 



I A Mil N i'ii:( i;s. 



.\ sinilinj; i1kiiiI> smv iirt llioii, 
llitu t ;m I lif^l <k'>iril)i' tin ih;irm>»? 

lliiu I ;in I w I itr iiliuiil iIu(.-ih>a: 
\i;nl\ f iir niiinlli- li;i\f ));iv»i(l ;i\\ii\ 
SiiKi' ihoii lir-'l -;i\\ tljr li'4lit '>!' dax ; 
And 111 thai liiiu' \\i''\i' haidU li;itl 
( )iH' U'diuiis iii'^ht witii thc-i'. iii\ la<l. 
\\\ da\ lli\ iliiii iipiii^;' ;iinl >-milf> 
rii\ <>\\ II doar motlu'i's luarl ln.L;iiili'>., 
And iiKiUfN nu- inn m diradtiil risk 

Of falling,' to idolatry! 
Hilt K't im- tc-11 tliir. liltU- /-risk, 

Tlii- will not do iMf tluT or nu'! 
"I'ls tinu' to <|iiit ; 1 (.(.'asi' to \\ rite, 
Ami l>id in\ prcrioiis halu'^ ''imkI ni'ditl 



'!■() AI.I'Ui:i), 
U'sr i.i:.\i!M\(. i<i \\.\i i\. 

,S5,. 



( ), AllVi-d iliar, lliun w ill, I frar, 
(irt Ixiiiu'd liifoii' 'ti> loiiti'; 

Tin little triiks with ti(.-r\ vtiiks 
llave lalk'd forth this ni\ soiv^. 

Tliat ro'_;uish ex f sct'ins to dilX' 

All I tan sa\ or do. 
'I'h\ rhiil>h\ fact' does not disirrai-o 
'I'he foo(l thon art used to. 

C 'onu' now, nu ho\, tin sUill I'lnplos 

In w alUin^■ to Papa ; 
Well, now, n\\ child. I own I sinik<l 

To si'c thee choose tin A/a. 

lint still I will that thon fnltill 
Mv just coniniands to thee; 

Sometime I shall soon make thee stpiall 
For dis()he\ in<i; me I 



I'A.MM.V IMKlKS. 



.V»9 



And iii>\\ ;i w.ilk I'l il-i' ^'iiiu' t;ilU 

I till '\\\^\-\ u|)i>n ; 
Itiil niiiid tli;il ilKiir or tlioii wilt t';iic 

Nut \ i.\\ well, m\ -nil I 

Tin limits .111' st^'lll'^^ vu dnn"! In.- Innj^, 
\i)i' mind tlmt litlK' m<>init:iiii ; 

All. down 111' Lioi-I ;niil nut tluTl' tliiWs 

|{i;4 t(.;ir-drii|)> fmin llair fipiiiit;iiii. 

l'\',ir lint, m\ -nil, ihnu li;i>t wlII dniic; 

I 'II w i|)i' tli\ tiar- ;i\\;iy. 
And li\(.' ill lin|)is nil I.if(.'\ mm^^li sI((|h-s 

Thnil wilt linl ^n ;|str;:y. 

Now cnnu- ;iL;;iiii, I lan'l ufiMin 
I'rom lia\ iiiL;' niu' mnif trial; 

Dnn't -ta^;4(.r nn >n w nrdii'^oia-, 
l»ut list' -nmc sfli-diMiial. 

Tlinn wilt haxc lunl if tlmu siuit'cd 

In lift-, tn u-r it nftfll. 
And I lia\r liiniiil in mn\iiiL;' inimd 
It Aot.-' litl"- trial- -nfU'ii. 

Mind tlinii tlu' slnxi'I 11 >r rnrtlu-i- rn\ t-, 
l"nr liar tlmu '^c't a l>uiiiin!L;'; 

Let iini tliiiif CM.'- in -lull -iir])ri-r 
I pnh tlu I'a Ih' tiirnin;^. 

Sc-i', tliL'iv at la-t tlinii lia-t •j;i){ |)a-t 
Tlu' danj^cTs w liith ln'-it tliLc, 

Si> in m\ arms, proud nf tli\ charm-, 
I 'II liui;- tluT it" iIkui Irt iiU'. 

I fain wnuld lin])i' that thou wilt lopc 

With ills lK'-tttini4 iiinrtal-, 
l)(.'pi.'iidin'4 nil (ind*- Arm alnia-. 

And sn reach lUaven's portals. 



•il 



^'" 



I \ Mil N I'llUKS. 



T<» AMI.IJA, 

.M\ l..\v I IM A \ I l> \1 ".III I I!. 
1S5I. 

( )ii till' tiflli 'if I hill N.>\ iiiil)iT 

I. ';mu- iii\ Ainii' imlii iiU', 
A<l<rmv; "'1*^' ""'ii' 1«imI\ iiuinl>ir 

'l'i> m\ luiiiH'iinis t';miil\ . 

I );iii'4lili 1. tliciii ;n t wi'U iMiu' liiilv 

Til till' 1 :iri' u I' i;m ln'stnu ; 
M;i\ ui- (lit inir <liil\ (liiU 

\VliiU' \\ i- '•tMN with tlu'i' IhImw. 

Tliiiik iiol, (laU'^liUT, w V will sli^l\l llu-i-, 

Siiui' Ml iiiaiiv thiiin fin l<>\i'; 
(iladU -w i-h wi- to lUlp^lil tliii', 

A"' \M' It'oU fur lul|) AIhiM'. 

Tiioii art to u>, littU- (.lianiuT, 

I )i :ir as aii\ rhilil \\ i' n\\ n; 
Anil inn Inxi' tn I'arli ;^ri>\\s waniirr 

I'm iIk- -i>nip\\s \\ f Iki\c- known. 

Take lluiK (laiii^litiT, laki' oiir Mi'ssiiin', 
it lonu- iortli from lo\in;4 iuarts; 

'riioiiLCh u f slnink not from c-oniissin'.j 
( )t'i \v (• tail to ait onr part". 



TO 1'Ri:i)i:ric. 



I-'rril, tlioii art six months old 

This v(.T\ (lay I 
And I 110 inoiv withold 

I'^om thtc a lay. 

That ros\ , sniilinLC fare — 

Thou need not tl-ar — 
Has weeks since claimed a phicc 

'Midst "rhvmin'4 t^ear." 



I will N nil i>. 



;i I 



Thy wiiininj;, ihildish pmnkx 
Nhiki' ftirtlur i'Liiii) 

'l'l> '>ll llll'l- ill till' I illlks 

or inr.iiil t'.iiiu'. 

ISllI W Ih'II I tllillk wIkiI tlOllMl's 

Tliuii liiist piissid tliruii^li, 
'i'lii- (il)li;4;ilii)ii doulili-s 
\\'h;il I '\i- !<• (In— 

In I In iiiiiiL; for liu-i', I'li-il, 

M \ (l;ii k-i\ 1(1 l'()\ ; 
And I li;i\ (.■ Iifl ni\ luil 

To s\w^ tlu' jo\ 

I fill tVoiii (l;i\ lo day 

I II MciiiL;' tluc 
So t nil of li\ il\ |)l.i\ — 

Most s\\ i.(.t to si'C. 

IJy siK-li most 1(>\(.'1\ sniili.">, 
Sutll tidw ill;4. too. 

All, I' ml, tin main \\ iK'> 
I lav i- I haniK'd nu- tliron;4li I 

'Tis trik- .]/(/ lost miu'li r(.'>t, 

l>\ da\ and iii^lil, 
Throii'^li tlii'L- \\ lu'ii so distirsM-d, 

\\ liiili s(.aic(.- M'lnu'd riiiht. 

lint doiihtii'ss 'luill ]iv siiai 

To l)f for <4oi)(l, 
Siiui- (Jod our I'^iriid ha-- lu'in. 

And 1>\ lis stood. 

Then, w ith this full in \ iiw 

I Ml i-losc my rh\ iiH', 
And hope that it ma\ do 

Thcc iTood soilK- tillU'. 



3'-! 



lAMILV I'lKlKS. 



TO ^I^' i)Ar(;nTi:K ida, 

\\ II i;\ riiKi;!'; mox iiis old. 



1S59. 



Ida, it is a Inirniiii^ shame 

That thy short, sweet poetic name 

Has not a single lav called forth 

From inv rrai/iuni since tJTv hirthi 

'JTi\ pale-face, hrow n-e\ ed st\le of heautv 

IC\erv da\' points out mv dutv. 

Conscience, too, whispers 'tis not rii;ht 

Tiiat I this tasU shoukl longer slight. 

So now I take thee on mv knee 

And woo tiie Muse rit^ht eaj^erh'. 

In earnest hope she'll lend her aid 

I'litil this trilnite he well paid. 

Ida, tlioii art of hahes the hest ; 

This mucli at least mu^t he confessed, 

I'nless tin mother's words are wronj^- — 

Words shadow niL^' forth .\ffection strong. 

Tliou art indeed, sweet tempered pel, 

As ijjood a child as I ha\e met. 

And oh, m\- heart for thee has hied, 

\\ hen tiiou wert forced to he sj^oon-fed, 

IJecause of Mamma's trvint;- weakness. 

\'el tins thou didst still hear with meekness. 

And e\ cr from tiic lirst thv cries 

Had for companions tearful eves, 

And such a mourful, piteous mien. 

As is not in had temper seen. 

When 1 saw this thou ma\'st he sure 

I felt quite ready to endme 

Thv tediousness h\ ni<;"ht or dav, 

While mother on a sick-hed law 

\ow, as reward for all mv toil, 

Thou cheerest me hv man\ a smile. 

Auil while I <j;aze on thv sweet face 

IJedeckcd with everv infant <^race, 

Mv soul's hest feelinLCs are called ^orth — 

I see in thee increasinj^ worth. 

Sav, sweetly smilinji^, prcttv creature, 
So perfect in each limh and feature, 



l■A^lIl.^ i'ii-.( !■->. 



Wliat iiKiiiw Ihiit (li(.;miy M>it of look 

Thou ut.';ir\st ;il tinus? Art flioii tlu'U struck 

W'itli woihIc'I' at our Imusi'liold \va\s.- 

Al lirollii'iV, sister's flnldish ])la\s.- 

I would </\w souu'tiiiuu- just to kuow 

How thoughts williiii tin mind cau i; row . 

I i;uu'\- souK'tiuKs thou art thiukiuL; 

Ou w hat 's around thcc. or c-lsc driidxiu^ 

'rh\ till ot' iKaxcnlx' xisions swcrt, 

SuL'ii as would ])i()\ (.■ to MK' a tri'at. 

.\rt sik-nt still r Ah, then, vouul;" Miss, 

Thou must f\'u n'ivc a |)artin^- kissi 

Fart-'wcU, niv drar, m\ lovely child. 

Fair Ida, with the look so mild I 



TO Nn' WIFH, 



ON iiii: •riiiij I i:i;\ ni a n \i xi.ksakn 

DAY. 



or 



oi i; wr:i)i)i\(. 



sr:i'r. 26, 1S60. 



A thousand jovs, my darliuLC wil'i.', 

1>L' thine on this our marria;4e day I 
And now I 11 sinj^; tor sueh a litl- 

As wc have led deserves a lay 
Fresli-irushni;4 from a heart like mine — 

1)\' thee well known to he sincere. 
O, w here are charms compared w ith thine: 

Which, after years of toil apix-ar 
More fresj-! and fair, 
Thoui^h much of care 

Has fallen daily to thy share. 

On me old Time has marked his lli'^ht — 

Mv outward frame doth tell me this; 
Ikit still, sweet dove, my h.eart 's as li<rht 

As when at first I found the hliss 
Of Ellen's love in silken bands. 

And what the future has in store 
I know not, but my soul expands 

Assured thou lo\'st me more and more. 
This rapturoi.s thouuht 
With blessings fraaiiiht 

By gold could never have been boui^ht. 



,V4 



I \Mll.^ I'liai;.. 



I Jut love— such lovt.' ;i>- wc now fivl 

'I\'U tli(ius;in(l ill-. r;m f.ict.' aud foil, 
And piis^iii!:;- years afresh reveal 

We hetter are for care and tod I 
I would not then ni\ lot e\eha^^e 

I'or one \\ heii' pampered lu\ui y 
The ilea! Is of man and wife e^-lran^e, 

And all is iiisineeritx . 
A lot like this,' 
Devoid of l)liss, 

Dear wife, ma\ we forexei mis>I 

What thon;_;h when \ et hut tort \ -three 

1 sohi'i- (tmihipa lia\e l)eeoine: 
W'ith thee, m\ I'dlen, \ es. with thee 

1 can enjov our humlile home; 
^\nd the dear children to u-- i^ixen, 

With those left 1>\ m\ tir>t lo\ ed spouse, 
Can In (JodV lilessin^' make a hea\eu 

I"or me in \ cI a pooi-cr house! 
The woild dreams not 
That in our eot 

We pure, sul^stantial jo\s ha\ e ^ot. 

As thus 1 sin<4' ''1 tjladsome strain 

Of mv unmatehed feiieitv. 
Their- comes an almost endless train 

Fiom the deep founts ot' Meniorv, 
Of pleasinij^ pictures which retain 

Poetic colors rich and rare. 
Vet fearin<^ thev niijjht make me \ain, 
1 hreathe to (iod this fer\ent praver: 
Lord, shield me well, 
l-^om potent spell 
Of s\ reu Pleasures, and Pride cpiell I 

Oh, let us Innnhlv now renew 

Our \ ow s to (iod, m\' sweetest lo\eI 
He then will shed llis ^race like dew 

I poll us ;ill, and hid the Dove 
Ol' steadfast Peace assure our souls. 

Thus ma\' we hattle on in lite. 
And as each season forward rolls 

I'eel stron^^er for the dail\ strife, 
Tiitil at last 
( )ur lot is cast 

With those w ho into hea\eu ha\e passed. 



I AM II. ^ I'lIX l>. ^1 

TO Tin: sAMi:, 

ON I III; r\\ I.N I ^ -111 III .\ NNi\ i;i:>.\i;n oi on; m\ki;i.\(.i 
si;i'ii;mi!i;i{ 26, iSjj. 

DiMT liiidi- 1)1" ti\ i'-;iiul-l\\ <.nt\ \i-ais, 

1 <.fl;i(ll\- Ljixt.' to tliti' tliis soiiLj. 
Tlint tlidu wilt spurn it 1 vc no l'i-;ii>, 

I"or lovL' still ivif4ns within tlu-f slron;^, 
.And will rci^n lonn' as litf shall last; 

l''or it lias stood the liciN test 
Of aij^uishi'd moiiK-nts in tlio past — 

When out ot' pain came peaeefnl rest, 
I'ntil our life 
Of toil and strife 

Is io\ful still, ni\ darling- wife. 

When last I pemied a la\ to thee 

I little dreamt that \ outhful charms 
Woukl clinij to thee at.ft)rt\-three; 

Hut now the thought mv sjjirit warms 
77/(7/ / ca// sec thee lovciicr grov;ii ! 

While fond affection constant beams 
Within th\ lo\elv eves, lijj;ht brown, 

Thus realizing- mv voun;^ dreams. 
I'or then I thout^ht 
The wife I sought 

Should briuL^ to me what thou hast brought. 

A face lit up witli genial smjlcs, 

A heart to love throunh trials ;j^reat. 
\\ ith winninj^ wavs, with ])leasant wiles, 

To cheer me in life's troublous state. 
I ).iictured her both fair and neat. 

With voice so sott, with wifeK skill. 
To make m\ home a snui; n-treat 

I'rom niaiu kinds of mortal ill. 
.Sitcli Iiast l/'/oii /h'c//, 
AI\' ow n heart's (|ueeii, 

.\s 5^ood a wife as e'er was seen. 

What thont^h we've not attained to wealth? 

IIa\e still to toil for dailv liread: 
So loiit;- as (Jod j^ives ])recious he.ilth, 

We lia\i' no \\<>rldl\' needs to dread, 



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I'or, (l;i\ l»v (l;i\ <»iir ImMi-'s (lIKd, 

Our !k';ire->t ihildiiii loiistnul lid; 
Willi m;m\ lomturts lifr ti> .^ilil, 

Om NlMIs t'llju\ ;|lii\ ll;i\t.' -pi'il. 

I'Ikii w c '11 not c;\]\- 

Of richt."-. wliitli nfl pr<>\i- ;i smmk.-. 

TIk'H, (l;irliii!4, k't ii> l>;ittlt.' tMi, 

TIk' fiitiiit.' m;i\ c\'ii lui^litcr |)rn\\-; 
Mill if it (l<)(.-> not \Vf li;i\r won 

A glorious 1)0011 in sutli trnc lo\c 
.\s well ini^ht smooth ;i hiink-r lifV. 

And few, 1 troNS, have lived so lon;^ 
In wedik'd state with jo\ s so rite. 

Then tear not, let onr hearts he stronij 
In Christ oiu Lord, 
And let llis Word 

\'ield n-^ the eomfort therein stored. 

Now, as the \eai"s 11o\s s\\it"tl\ ]>\, 

With erossi's inanitold to l>ear. 
We '-till will look to Iliin on liiuli^ 

Who has permitted lis to share 
So imieh of matrimonial Mi-.s. 

And in that hond has kept ns tiue. 
Let *s deem it he^t llis roil to kiss, 

,\.nd kee]) His promises in \ iew . 
So, side h\- side 
Onr li\ es ma\ ;.dide 

Till death hrini^' us o'er Ionian's tide I 



TO ITIL SAML, 
o.v riiK TiiiK iiirni an \i\ l;l!s.\n^ oi oiu m xinn A«.i-: 



SKl'TEMBKK 26, 1S77. 



Full thirtv \ ears of wedded hliss, 
M\ darling;' wife, we ha\ e enjoved; 

Anil still I ean with ra])ture kiss 

Thy sweet, ehaste lips — for I am void 



IAMII.\ I'll IKS. 



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Of I'MTv fi-;ir tlijit till. II w ill fjil 
To 1()\(.- iiu- till our i;hi' is run, 
( )ur mutujil lo\ A- is slill ;is li;ili' 

As lllounh \S I' IkkI luit just lii'mill 

To liiil< our lati- 
In iiKiniaLCi' state. 
\\ licie' joys for sonows compinsati-. 

So, lilk'd witli sfiisf of (Jod's litli |o\c-, 

Lrt lis thosi- (k'tadi's tlirt't' rc\ icw ; 
I'oi' lliouLj'li wc liavi- with tiials stiow 

To kffj) our liappiiK'ss still luw, 
'\\L''\o had Kc'li^ion's hol\ aid 

Still s|K'd<|iiiM- suiishiiK' on our wav, 
.As \vi' j)ursuf(l our hunihk- trade 

And strui^iilfd on from da\ to daw 
Our hearts imhued 
With j^ratitude 

Call louil tor \()\\s to (lod renewed. 

Xow lookiiiLf back throuL^h all these vears, 

'Midst ehequeied scenes of dail\ life, 
A t'amily of eij^ht appears 

For thee to io\e and ser\ e, ni\ w ilel 
Thou wert indeed a xouthful hride, 

l)Ut weak in l>od\- — not in heart — 
.\s thou my cherished hearth liesi(k- 

Sat down, content to do tin part. 
And Weil I know 
No lot lielow 

Was e'er more free tVoin eartiilx woe. 

In this review I can't tor<^et 

I low oft in sickness, <rrief and pain. 
Thy l<)vin<;- heart our needs has met, 

While solace ricli came in thv train. 
Nor when thxself on sick bed la\-, 

Racked with A'cffra/^/cj's maddening- panics, 
How Patience kej)t the wolf at hax. 

^\nd made him soon withdraw his fangs. 
My darlinii^ s\\ eet, 
'Tis surelv meet 

I thee with soni;- like this should L^reetl 

Nor yet w hen by that dreadful fall 

'I'hy limbs were bruised, thv svstem shook. 

How easily I can recall 

Each winninjif smile, each lender look, 



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As I ;itti'm)iti'<l f(> ;illc'Vf 

Tin ^iiffi I in^'- L^riMt for in;in\ diiys. 
And w liilr I tdiilil not lulp hnt '4rif\c', 
I -:i\v tli\' MR't-'kntss with ;nn;i/c; 
[•'or no (Iri'iid piiin 
Could trinnipli ^;iin 
( )\ T lluc. nor did'sl tliou oufc fonij)l;iin, 

'i'lifii, () nn d;irliii;4-. join witli nu' 

'I'o rflchraU- om^ Fatlu'i's piaiscl 
I'"or he has kept us lo\in<4lv 

I'^roni hanki'rin;4- aftcf worldly ways. 
Kaisi- then onr I^l)e'iK-/i.T hij^hl 

|oin, cliildivn, in in\ jo\ fnl son;^! 
La\' cvc'iN disai^recnKnt hv, 

That \(>u in union nia\ he strong". 
Thus let ns wait 
At \Vis(loni\ i^ate. 

Till Christ in turn shall eaeh translate. 




rAki:\vi-;i,i. to my iiari*. 



I'iircw til m\ iiuk- llaip mikI m\ ^till iikKt Lxii'I 
I'oi" a M'asKii yoiM" toiR's ina\ iiui lall on m\ I'ar; 

-\t fJH' lu'ticli will liard labor rc'jjrcss rli\ iniiiL; liif, 
^\ii(l l\nt ()\ir I'aiKV triumphant aj)pi';ir. 

^'L•t I w ill rtiiK'inlH'i- till- c'\(|ui-.itr pk-a'-urc 
For full thiit\ vi-ais frct'U iviidtMcd l>v \oii; 

I low oft in that tiiiK' \()U have proved a rich treasure — 
Still constant aliidini;' and evermore true. 

^\,L;ain and a^ain l)rinL^ afresh to m\ mind. 

How in youlh your wild ininstreis\- ra\ished m\ soul 
Till I became daih to musiuLjs inclined. 

And stron;^, i^-ushin^- impulse that scarce l>rooke(l contiol. 

I oft will recall how xou chased awav sadness, 
.\s sore family troubles mv heart did affiij^ht ■ 

When a fond, faithful partner, whose presence was uTadness, 
Was reft from mv side — turnini^ dav into nij^htl 

\or forget soon the dirj^es \-ou poured o'er the tomb 

Hnclosinij both her and our infant so ck-ar: 
\\'hose sonl-stirrin<>- notes chssipatcd m\ ^loom. 

And since have refreshed me through mam a \ ear. 

Ah, no! tho:^e sweet i>/ei//or/i\\\ fresh in me sprinnin^^ 
Shall nerve to new efforts in (iod's holv cause; 

.And lieariu'j^ within me \()ur melodies rin^iu'^", 
1 '11 steadfastlx aim at obser\ in;^ His Laws. 



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